Snow emergencies have been declared in Berkley and Huntington Woods, which means residents must move their vehicles off the sidewalks and streets or risk being ticketed.
Berkley's emergency will begin at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, and Huntington Woods' emergency will be in effect beginning at 5 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8, to make way for snow plow drivers as a storm bears down on southeast Michigan.
The snow emergency will remain in effect until the streets have been cleared, Berkley Public Safety Deputy Director Robert North said.
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The cities are expected to experience a mix of snow and sleet Thursday night, with up to 4 inches of accumulation possible, according to the National Weather Service, which has issued a winter weather advisory and hazardous weather outlook covering Oakland County. More snow is expected Friday before 1 p.m., with up to 2 more inches of accumulation and winds gusting to 28 miles per hour possible, the forecasting agency says.
The high Friday will be 31 degrees and the low will be 9 degrees, according to the NWS.
"Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities," the winter weather advisory warns. "Use caution while driving."