FROM CITY OF EAST LANSING:
Warming Center at Bailey Community Center to Close at 5 p.m. on Jan. 1
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Due to little to no utilization in the past 48 hours, the City of East Lansing plans to close the 24-hour warming center at the Bailey Community Center, 300 Bailey St., at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 1.
If the City determines that there is still a community need Wednesday afternoon, the warming center hours may be subject to change. If residents need sheltering after the warming center has closed, they can contact the East Lansing Police Department's non-emergency line at (517) 351-4220 (option 2) or visit ELPD, 409 Park Lane. No one will be turned away.
In the meantime, any residents who remain without power are welcome to visit the warming center, which features WIFI, outlets for charging electronic devices and light refreshments and snacks.
The American Red Cross shelter at Trinity Church, 3355 Dunckel Road in Lansing, closed Tuesday, Dec. 31. Two families remained at the shelter as of Tuesday, and the Red Cross has relocated them to hotels.
Residents still in need of overnight sheltering are advised to call 211. In an emergency, call 911.
The City will continue to advocate for residents still without power, however, it is advised that those still without power continue to make contact with the Lansing Board of Water and Light on a daily basis until their power is restored. BWL can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, (517) 702-6006 or toll free at (877) 295-5001. In addition, BWL will have two customer walk-in centers open tomorrow, Jan. 1 from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at 1232 Haco Drive and 1201 S. Washington Ave.