Newaygo County Government, Newaygo County Courthouse, and all State Government Offices are closed today, Thursday, January 31, 2019 due to extreme winter weather conditions. Numerous facilities remain closed. Avoid non-essential travel.
Travel will remain very hazardous. STAY HOME IF POSSIBLE. If you must, please drive very slow as many road surfaces are covered with packed on snow and ice. Widespread blowing snow is expected to significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions will impact the morning and evening commutes.
The State of Michigan remains under a State of Emergency issued by the Govenor for the Polar Vortex. A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect for Newaygo County until 7 pm on Thursday. Lake effect snow showers. Blowing and drifting snow will continue to reduce visibilities to near zero at times. Additional snow accumulations of up to 2 inches through tonight.
Dangerously cold wind chills of 25 to 45 below zero will last through this morning before slowly improving on Thursday. These wind chills can cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 10 minutes.
FROSTBITE RISK HIGH
WINTER STORM SAFETY!