Storm prompts state to activate Emergency Operations Center

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – The state’s Emergency Operations Center has been activated as a winter storm is expected to bring heavy wet snow to the Upper Peninsula and freezing rain and high winds to other parts of Michigan.

Gov. Rick Snyder also says state offices in the Lower Peninsula are to close at 1 p.m. Monday due to the storm.

Winter storm warnings and advisories have been issued for a number of areas. The Emergency Operations Center coordinates response and recovery efforts by state and local agencies.

The Kent County sheriff’s office was closing at 12:30 p.m. Monday. Ingham County government offices also were to close.

Parts of western and northern Michigan still are recovering from thunderstorms and wind gusts last week that knocked out power to thousands of homes and businesses.

We welcome thoughts and comments from our viewers. We ask that everyone keep their remarks civil and respectful. Postings that contain profanity, racist, or potentially libelous remarks will be deleted. We will delete any commercial postings, as well.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s