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UPDATED: Snow Emergencies Declared Around Birmingham

The latest winter storm is expected to dump at least a foot of snow and drop temperatures well below zero, the National Weather Service reports.

The snow is here in and around Birmingham.
The snow is here in and around Birmingham.

Updated 5 p.m.: The Birmingham Public Schools announced there will be no classes Monday due to the wintry weather.

Communities around Birmingham are among those across southeast Michigan to already declare a snow emergency in advance of a major winter storm Sunday.

The Village of Beverly Hills declared a snow emergency effective Sunday, at 9 p.m. until 5 p.m. Monday. Per village ordinance, all parked vehicles must be removed from village residential streets to allow plows through. Residents are also reminded to clear their walkways and sidewalks. 

Bloomfield Township issued a snow emergency effective at 6 a.m. Sunday and said residents should not park on the streets due to the high volume of snow expected the fall throughout the day and early Monday morning. Township snow plows will go out at 3 a.m. Monday, according to the alert.

The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a winter storm warning for Oakland County through late Sunday night.

"The heaviest snow is expected to occur from Sunday afternoon into early evening when snowfall rates of 1-inch per hour will be possible," the NWS report states. "Storm total accumulations of 6 - 12 inches are forecast by the time snow tapers off on Sunday night."

Once the snow stops, a bitterly cold arctic air mass is expected to envelope the area, creating low temperatures that should dip well below zero degrees. 

As of Sunday afternoon, officials with the Birmingham Public Schools had not made any decision about resuming classes as scheduled Monday morning. 

Check back with Birmingham Patch for updates.

Courteney Allison Child Gettel January 05, 2014 at 03:34 PM
Art: It's "classes" not "clases." And you know the snow is bad when Cranbrook cancels classes!
Art Aisner January 05, 2014 at 04:04 PM
Thanks Courteney!
Courteney Allison Child Gettel January 05, 2014 at 04:52 PM
Correction: BPS is closed on MONDAY!!!
birminghammarge.blogspot.com January 05, 2014 at 06:48 PM
Sometimes a typo is just an oversight when there's a lot to report. It's ok Art :).
birminghammarge.blogspot.com January 05, 2014 at 08:40 PM
Is or 'are' lol.

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