MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) -- All non-24 hour Muskegon County departments will be closed Tuesday, January 7 due to continuing inclement weather.
This includes all courts in Muskegon County. Authorities say some 90 jurors were scheduled for Tuesday, and they do not need to appear for jury duty.
Essential Muskegon County Public Safety departments will remain open and MATS will provide regular bus service Tuesday. The Muskegon County Airport will remain open, but at this time airport officials are unsure of the status for flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport.
Meanwhile, city officials in Muskegon are asking residents to get their vehicles off city streets. The city allows parking on streets during the winter, however under the extreme weather conditions, plow drivers need more room to clear city streets more efficiently.
Police do not want to enforce rules that apply to the length of time a vehicle can be park on the public street.
"There is a state law and there is a city ordinance that vehicles can only be parked on the street at a maximum of 48 hours. At that point we could tag, ticket, and tow them. And we do not want to do that," said Muskegon Public Safety Director Jeffrey Lewis. "What we are asking for is to move their vehicles to areas that have been serviced or to retreat to private property."
The City of Grand Rapids also wants to remind residents that its odd-even parking restrictions remain in effect to help plow truck drivers trying to clear side streets. Recycling and garbage pickup in the city is being delayed a day.