winter weather

6:13 am
Thu January 9, 2014

Portage delays brush and Christmas tree collection

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City says delay will be one week
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI - If you're willing to dig out your old Christmas tree and other brush buried under mounds of snow at the curb, the city of Portage will pick it up as planned but with a slight delay.
7:34 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

Battle Creek area schools closed again on Wednesday

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Decisions about Wednesday night athletic events will be made midday Wednesday
The Christmas holiday vacation, now called a snow emergency, continues today for Battle Creek area school students. All area schools announced Tuesday afternoon they would close again Wednesday for the third day this week. Some city streets and county roads still were clogged with snow, making school bus travel difficult.
7:32 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

Kalamazoo Public Schools closed again Wednesday

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Mattawan also calls off school for Wednesday
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- For the third day in a row, Kalamazoo Public Schools and Mattawan Consolidated School have canceled classes because of extreme cold and icy, snow-covered roads. Kalamazoo schools will be closed Wednesday, although staff on a 12-month contract should report to work, KPS spokesman Alex Lee said.
1:43 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

Kalamazoo "warming center" opens Tuesday night

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Call the church at (269) 388-3111 for more information.
KALAMAZOO, MI - Mt. Zion Baptist Church is opening a warming center for residents from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday as bitterly cold temperatures continue to grip the Kalamazoo area. An e-mail distributed by the church, located at 120 Roberson St., said anyone "in need of a hot meal, drink or just a place to warm up and fellowship" is welcome.
6:44 am
Tue January 7, 2014

Battle Creek digs out from winter storm

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Schools remain closed, Battle Creek City Hall open Tuesday
Battle Creek police were trading handcuffs Monday for tow straps and most residents stopped whatever they were doing to pick up snow shovels. Bitter cold Monday followed more than a foot of snow Sunday in the Battle Creek area, closing schools, government offices and some businesses.

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