Detroit’s Winter Storm 2014 has come and left behind a trail of school closing, government shut downs and inches of snow to shovel in the blistering cold.
Numerous cities in the area, including Detroit, have declared snow emergencies. Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan announced Sunday that crews are working continuously to maintain snow removal and trash collection services.
Several school districts around the state have closed school. Detroit Public Schools announced Sunday via their website and social media that the district will be closed. Detroit Public Libraries are closed also.
Gov. Rick Snyder announced a partial government shutdown and has activated the state’s Emergency Operations Center, explaining that it will apply only to state offices in cities where the local government is closed also.
All Secretary of State offices in southeast Michigan are closed, except for the SuperCenter at the state office building on West Grand Blvd.
Several courts are closed, including the 36th District Court and the Federal Court in Detroit. With the Federal court closed it has delayed the bankruptcy hearing on an agreement with Detroit to pay off banks and settle millions of dollars in debt that was scheduled for Monday.
Flights are still departing from Wayne County Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) but delays and cancellations now dominate the schedule there, as the winter storm continues to sweep across the region.