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Detroit shifts COVID vaccination appointments from Tuesday to Saturday as major snow expected across area

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Posted at 2:29 PM, Feb 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-15 14:29:27-05

DETROIT (WXYZ)  — The City of Detroit is preparing for the days ahead as Southeast Michigan braces for major snowfall Monday evening into Tuesday.

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Mayor Mike Duggan announced Monday that the city is shifting COVID vaccination appointments scheduled for Tuesday to Saturday. The 3,000 appointments have already been rescheduled. The second-dose appointments for March 16 will remain unchanged. The city says the appointment will be at the same time on the new date. If there is a conflict for an individual regarding the rescheduling, they are asked to call 313-230-0505 to schedule another day for next week.

“We felt this was right approach to deal with the fact that getting to TCF tomorrow could be very difficult for a lot of people,” said Mayor Mike Duggan in a press release. “Rather than have to reschedule a lot of people who might miss their appointment weeks down the road, it just made sense to shift everyone at once to a day weather should not be an issue.”

Duggan is also asking Detroit residents to move all parked cars from city streets by 6 p.m. on Monday to let the plows clear the snow.

The City said they use a three-level system for snow removal during the winter weather and that contractors will complete all residential streets within 24 hours.

From the City of Detroit:

Here is what residents can expect tonight and tomorrow:

  • DPW crews will plow and salt on major thoroughfares.
  • Bike lanes will be cleared after vehicle travel lanes have all been removed of snow; accumulated snow in bike lanes will be pushed to the closest intersection and hauled away.
  • The following contractors will be deployed to plow residential streets
    • District 1 – Jordan Landscaping
    • District 2 – Jordan Landscaping
    • District 3 – A-Team Snow & Ice Control
    • District 4 – Payne Landscaping
    • District 5 – Gibralter Construction
    • District 6 – Gibralter Construction
    • District 7 – A-Team Snow & Ice Control