February 9, 2018 Update
Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we work through this snow storm.
DPW crews have been out since early Friday morning plowing the snow. They will be working throughout Friday evening and early Saturday morning to widen the roadways and clear the cul-de-sacs, downtown parking areas, and pedestrian paths.
Due to the predicted continuation of snow showers throughout the weekend, staff will be continuing to monitor the snow fall to determine the most appropriate times to remove additional accumulation.
Please avoid parking in the street whenever possible so that the roads can be cleared and remove trash/recycle containers from the right-of-way as soon as possible.
The City is committed to keeping downtown sidewalks, stairs and boardwalks cleared of ice and snow in a timely manner, however they can still be slippery. Please use caution when using these amenities in the winter months.
February 8, 2018 Update
A winter storm watch has been issued for Washtenaw County through late Friday night with total possible snowfall accumulations of 5-9 inches. Reduced visibility and poor driving conditions are expected Thursday night through Friday evening.
In preparation for the impending inclement weather, please remove all cars from the street as soon as possible, especially overnight.
Residents: Please clear your sidewalk of snow and ice within 48 hours of snow cessation. A drive around the City today resulted in the issuance of reminder letters to 85 property owners who have not shoveled the snow from the snowfall earlier this week.
Business owners: Please clear your sidewalks within 4 hours of snow cessation or by the start of your business day.
Please shovel the snow onto your property. It is against City Ordinance to shovel the snow into the street or onto a neighbor's property.
We also request that you please help the fire department by making sure that fire hydrants around your home or business are cleared of snow, accessible and visible from the street as soon as possible after a snow storm. Every second counts in an emergency situation.