Shiawassee County Emergency Management and Shiawassee County Health Department are encouraging residents to prepare for the continued record breaking extreme cold temperatures that are forecasted through next week. Warming Centers, throughout Shiawassee County, are available and some will provide meals. It’s important to consider utilizing these resources if you have a need during the cold weather.
“The extremely cold temperatures may cause serious health conditions to anyone exposed for long periods of time, but most at risk are the elderly, young children and pets, stated Trent Atkins Shiawassee County Emergency Manager.” “Take time to check on your neighbors, dress warm, and have an emergency kit if you’re going to travel, says Atkins.”
The following Warming Centers are being offered to accommodate those seeking a climate controlled environment as space allows:
Salvation Army of Owosso - 302 E. Exchange St., Owosso
Facebook video shared with Durand Now captures image of Wednesday afternoon crash on I-69 at M-13/Brittani Paige
Eastbound I-69 has been slow or shut down since around 11am Wednesday as one driver calls the freeway "a solid sheet of ice." A series of accidents began with an accident involving a fifth wheel at I-69 and M-13 at around 11am. That crash locked up traffic for more than an hour. Eventually, cars were able to start moving along the shoulder, but not before more accidents occurred.