Cities give residents more time to shovel

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Cities are changing the rules when it comes to shoveling. 

Many municipalities gave residents about a day to clean up their sidewalks once the snow stopped. 

But officials don’t want people outside for extended periods of time because of the sub-zero temperatures and wind chills. 

Mid-Michigan’s high on Wednesday was below zero. Thursday’s high will be in the single digits and wind chills will remain below zero.

So some local governments are changing the rules:

  • Lansing: Won’t enforce shoveling rules until wind chills are above zero
  • East Lansing: Suspending snow removal requirements until Friday, February 1st at 8pm
  • Meridian Township: Lifting snow removal ordinance rules until Saturday, February 2nd at 12pm
  • Jackson: Won’t enforce ordinance until temperatures climb above zero and it’s safe to be outside

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