UPDATE: Record cold temps close Farmington schools, delay trash collection

Farmington Public Schools will remain closed on January 30 and 31, as southeast Michigan braces for record low temperatures and wind chill factors.

The National Weather Service (NWS) forecast predicts teens below zero, with windchills as low as 40 below: “The dangerously cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 10 minutes…Plan on slippery road conditions with blowing snow significantly reducing visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commutes.”

Jon Aldred for Farmington Hills City Council

The Costick Center, 28600 W. 11 Mile Rd. in Farmington Hills is opening its doors as a Warming Center this week.

The cold weather is also impacting trash and recycling collection in Farmington and Farmington Hills. Residents should put bins out on their regularly scheduled days, but expect collection a day or two late. All trash will be collected by the end of the week.

Riley Park Ice Rink in downtown Farmington will close on January 30, and some local businesses have also announced plans to close during the cold snap.

CARES of Farmington Hills will be closed January 30 and 31.

The U.S. Postal Service announced it will suspend delivery on January 30 and January 31 in Detroit 3-digit ZIP codes including 480-485 and 492. That includes Farmington and Farmington Hills.

The Farmington Hills Special Services Department has canceled these classes:

  • Piano Lessons
  • Pickleball
  • Pinochle Group
  • Yoga
  • Beginning Knitting
  • Duplicate Bridge
  • Sojourn Bears
  • Youth Dance Classes
  • Employee Award Ceremony
  • Nature’s Little Artists
  • First Step Stroke
  • Feldenkrais
  • Line Dance
  • Painters Group
  • After School Programs
  • Tai Chi
  • Youth Basketball
  • Fitness Motivators

Conway Hall is also Closed, and the Costick front desk will close at 4:30 p.m. All aquatics programs are running as scheduled, as is Youth Theater.

Additional cold weather closings will be added to this post over the next 24 hours. 

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