The City of East Lansing has declared a snow emergency for storms headed toward mid-Michigan.
Originally the snow emergence was set to begin at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 2, and last to 10 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3. Since the original announcement, the time has now been extended to 6 a.m. Friday, Feb. 4.
With this announcement, many East Lansing residents flocked to stores to make sure they were prepared for the storm. East Lansing resident and Michigan State senior Jackson Blackledge said, “I figured I better get food now, just in case we are snowed in for a couple of days,” a feeling others agreed with. “The parking lot was packed. It took me 10 minutes to find a spot.”
The snow emergency brings opportunities for some small businesses to make an impact on the community. Both the Lansing and East Lansing Conrads Grill will be open with delivery options throughout the storm.
East Lansing is expected to get some of the heaviest snowfall in Michigan. Both City and state officials have advised travelers to take care and expect extra time to get to their destinations.