Update: Snow Days, School Closings, City Meetings and More This Week in Wyandotte

Here are a few things you should know this week in Wyandotte.

Since Saturday, a massive amount of snow has been dumped on Wyandotte and surrounding cities in Southeast Michigan.  

As residents begin cleaning up and shoveling out from the storm, the biggest complaints and challenges remain: freezing temperaturesemergency parking, and finding ways to keep snow off the roads

Local news outlets reported various snow totals from 6 inches in Muskegon, to 13 inches in Jackson, to 17 inches in Flint. 

While temperatures are predicted to drop below freezing, which could present further challenges in the next day or so, Mayor Joe Peterson asks "for your patience and understanding as we continue to dig out from the storm."

"We understand that this can be frustrating...If you are able, we ask that you consider assisting your neighbors with snow removal, moving cars and checking in on those neighbors that might need special assistance," the mayor said. 

City Hall and Offices Closed 

Due to the severe temperatures predicted, all non-emergency city offices were closed at 2 p.m. Monday,  Jan. 6 and will remain closed through Tuesday, Jan. 7.

Closed offices include city hall, recreation offices, Yack Arena, museum, special events, police records bureau, cable converter and the district court. 

City offices will re-open on Wednesday, Jan. 8. 

Additionally, the city council meeting for Jan. 6 has been cancelled. 

Copeland Warming Center 

In the event of a power outage, the Copeland Center, 2306 Fourth St., will be available Jan.6 and Tuesday, Jan.7 as a warming center for the public.

Trash Pickup Delayed

Residential waste and recycling services will be delayed on Jan. 6. Depending on road and weather conditions, collection dates and times will be subject to change. Individual subscription residential service will resume on the next regularly scheduled collection date. 

Snow Emergency 

Notices of a snow emergency will be sent via the e-newsletter, cable station, Wyandotte radio station AM 1670, City Facebook Page, and First Call Phone Alert System

Per City Ordinance Section 2.5a "Abandoned Vehicles": All vehicles must be moved every 48 hours. Failure to remove vehicles will result in towing, at the owner's expense.  

Click here for more information on snow emergencies.  

Fire Hydrants 

The Wyandotte Fire Department asks that residents help dig out fire hydrants near their homes. “Seconds count when your home is on fire and buried hydrants could pose a huge problem if they cannot be accessed,” the city said. 

If you are unable to help, please call 734.324.4401 and the WFD will come as soon as possible to dig the hydrant out.

Wyandotte Schools Closed

All Wyandotte Schools are closed on Tuesday, Jan. 7 due to the extreme temperatures predicted for tomorrow.

Check back with Wyandotte Patch as more information is released.

Christmas Tree Disposal 

Waste Management will collect Christmas trees from Jan. 7 to Jan. 31. Trees will be collected on Tuesdays for those living north of Vinewood and Thursdays for those who live south of Vinewood.

Trees must be free of ornaments, decorations, tree stands, and plastic bags to warrant pick up.


Err January 06, 2014 at 08:25 PM
I see you say 'cable converter' will be out as well. Does this mean all of cable services?


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