UPDATE: Winter storm leads to multiple closures

UPDATE: As a winter storm dumped heavy snow across the metro area Monday, the City of Farmington declared a winter weather emergency, effective at 3 p.m.

Residents are asked to immediately remove vehicles parked on city streets. Any that remain parked 12 hours after the declaration will be towed, and police will immediately tow any vehicle blocking the road. To learn more, call Farmington Public Safety, 248-474-4700.

Farmington Hills officials have not declared an emergency, but asked residents to remove vehicles from city streets to make room for snow plows.

Farmington Community Library branches, and Farmington City Hall closed early, and the City of Farmington Hills canceled a scheduled city council meeting.

On Sunday night, Farmington Public Schools officials called off Monday classes, with the storm expected to dump up to six inches of snow. It precedes a “polar vortex” that forecasters say will drive temperatures below zero and windchills into the 25-to-30-below range later in the week.

The City of Farmington Hills has opened the Costick Activities Center, 28600 W. 11 Mile Rd., as a Warming Center throughout the week.

A light snow will likely begin around 6 a.m. but the storm is expected to pick up speed during the day, dumping up to a half-inch per hour. Shortly before 9 p.m. on Sunday, WDIV-TV reported 170 school districts closed Monday, including Mercy High  and St. Fabian Catholic schools in Farmington Hills.

Additional weather-related closures:

The 47th District Court building in Farmington Hills closed on Monday.

This is a developing story. 

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