Warming centers open around East Lansing Jan. 28-31
The East Lansing Public Library and the Hannah Community Center will be available as warming centers this week.
Due to extreme cold temperatures, the city has welcomed community members to enter these buildings for warmth during regular business hours.
The Hannah Community Center is open as a warming center Jan. 28 - 31. The East Lansing Public Library closed at 12:30 p.m. today, but is expected to open back up later this week as weather permits.
Hannah Community Center
6 a.m. - 10 p.m.
819 Abbot Rd.
East Lansing Public Library
10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
950 Abbot Rd.
The city advised residents to limit exposure to the outdoors, as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports temperatures could sink as low as negative 35 degrees in the upcoming days, according to a city press release.
Individuals in need of transportation to overnight shelters should reach out to the East Lansing Police Department at 517-351-4220. City officials will be monitoring the weather in collaboration with the American Red Cross in case long-term shelter is necessary.
Community members are encouraged not to park on the streets and to avoid unnecessary road travel so city crews can more effectively plow the roads of heavy snowfall.
Residents can stay up to date on advisories and weather-related developments by signing up for emergency alerts from East Lansing Police and Ingham County.
This article was edited to reflect the East Lansing Public Library closing on Jan. 28.