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

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory beginning at 3am and continuing through midnight Saturday. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 7 inches are expected. Officials for the City of South Lyon say their snow emergency will be in effect starting at 8am tomorrow morning and will last through 1pm Sunday. Brighton officials say their emergency will be in effect from 9am Friday through 10am Saturday. Pinckney’s declaration begins at 6am and will stay in effect through noon Saturday. Howell’s will run from 7am Friday through 9am Saturday.

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.

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