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Storm Forces State To Close Lansing-Area Offices

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) --The state of Michigan is closing many of its offices in the Lansing area on Monday because of a massive snow storm that hit the area.

The storm, which is expected to dump 8 to 12 inches, prompted Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero to declare a snow emergency.

That prompted the state to close most of its offices, including offices in the Secondary Complex on the outskirts of town, on Monday, January 6th.

Offices will only be open for "critical functions."

Employees are being asked to stay home. State officials say contract employees who work in state buildings to check with their employers.

Workers who have questions about whether their jobs are considered "critical" should contact their supervisor.

Gov. Snyder released a statement saying:

"The heavy snowfall and freezing temperatures have combined to create hazardous conditions in many areas of the state," Snyder said. "Public health and safety is our primary concern. Residents should heed advisories and stay off the roads if at all possible. State authorities continue to monitor the situation closely while sharing information and coordinating with communities. Let's all work together and make safety our top priority."

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