Law Enforcement vs. Cold

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Call centers will be busy with what they call "welfare checks" on elderly people stuck home or homeless wandering the streets. If there are accidents or stalled vehicles, they say they understand the urgency. But if there's snow beware...

"When the roads get bad, people need to know they are just as bad for us. Our cars aren't any better suited to handle the snow, " explains Sgt. Eric Painter, LPD.

One extra warning from Lansing police: Leaving your car running when you're not in it is a crime in the city of Lansing. They will ticket if necessary.