UPDATE: Farmington schools close, city declares snow emergency

With heavy snowfall (up to 12 inches by Sunday) expected, local government offices, schools, libraries, and businesses have announced closures and delays.

We’ll update this list throughout the weekend:

Jon Aldred for Farmington Hills City Council

CARES of Farmington Hills Food Pantry and Clothing Closet is closed Friday. Learn more at caresfh.org.

The City of Farmington Hills has not declared a snow emergency, but requests that all parked vehicles be removed from the roadway by midnight on Friday. Department of Public Works staff will keep major mile roads clear until the storm is over, then work on local streets.

The 47th District Court in Farmington Hills closed on Friday. Anyone with court business should call Monday after 8:30 a.m.

Farmington Community Library Main Library and Farmington branch closed on Friday. Online services are still available.

The City of Farmington will close city offices at 2 p.m. on Friday, and the city remains under a snow emergency. To ensure plows are able to remove snow curb to curb, all cars were to be off the streets by 9 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 9. Vehicles left on the street may be subject to towing.

Oakland Community College Orchard Ridge campus is closed Friday.

Paulson’s Audio & Video closed at 4 p.m. on Friday.

Baker’s Studio and Bead Bohemia in downtown Farmington closed on Friday.

Farmington Public Schools officials canceled classes and all school-related activities scheduled on Friday, Feb. 9 due to the impending storm. Farmington area private and parochial schools also canceled classes.

The Orchestrating for Freedom fundraising concert slated February 9 at Harrison High School has been rescheduled to April 20. Learn more on Facebook.

By 5:30 p.m. Thursday, more than 200 districts and schools had announced Friday closings, 46 of them in Oakland County. Livonia and other neighboring communities announced snow emergencies.

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Also on Thursday, state and local officials asked residents to think twice before venturing out on the roads Friday.

National Weather Service
National Weather Service graphic

The Farmington Hills Fire Department in a Thursday afternoon Facebook post suggested that “everyone stock up on groceries and essentials today so that they can stay off the roads tomorrow.” Officials also issued a reminder to shovel snow away from fire hydrants.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 3 a.m. Friday until 12 a.m. Saturday, predicting 4-7 inches of heavy snow. The most intense snowfall is expected between 3 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Friday.

If you do have to travel, check road conditions across the state on the Michigan State Police website.

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