As we prepare for the subzero extreme artic temperatures in the following days Mayor Meer has made a decision to close City Government on Wednesday, January 30th, and Thursday, January 31st.

Therefore, all City offices will be closed to include, schools, the Michigan City Library, our Senior Center, and we would assume several businesses throughout the community.

LaPorte County Emergency Management Director Larry Butcher has issued a Travel Watch declaration. This declaration urges residents of LaPorte County to remain at home with the only essential travel for example to and from work or an emergency travel reason. Washington Park main parking lot has been closed to prevent the public from walking the pier or the shelf ice.

This is not a State of Emergency Declaration. The City is simply are urging everyone to remain indoors where they are warm and safe.

The dedicated Animal Control staff will be working both days to ensure that no pets are left out in the cold during these frigid temperatures. PLEASE keep your pets indoors.

The Michigan City Police Department will be out patrolling the city and will assist any pedestrians to their destination or to a warming shelter during the next 48 hours.

Additionally, now is the time to make continual checks on elderly relatives, neighbors and friends!