The cities of South Lyon, Howell and Brighton, and the villages of Fowlerville and Pinckney have declared snow emergencies with the forecast calling for a significant accumulation of snow.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning until midnight with heavy snow expected and total snow accumulations of 5 to 8 inches. Officials for the City of South Lyon say their snow emergency will be in effect starting at 6pm this evening and will last through noon Thursday. Brighton officials say their emergency will be in effect through 7am Thursday, while Fowlerville’s will expire at noon. Pinckney’s declaration will last through 5pm Thursday, as will Howell's.

The intention is to allow DPW crews the opportunity to properly remove snow and ice. All vehicles parked along the designated snow emergency routes in the municipalities will be either ticketed or towed. (JK)