Michigan has very cold temps and windchill this week, and nearly everything is closed, from state offices to schools to no mail delivery. Not record lows, but record closures. Was this a good call, or are we getting “too soft”?
As cold as it is it is very unsafe. Our schools have closed due to a very Highwinds. But I think a mail delivery went on.
We’ve gotten better about it because people have died. I don’t need someone working today and have their car not start when they attempt to go home. Or to be out on the roads and have an accident because it’s too cold for salt to work.
Per my father it’s insane softness.
Good call, that cold is dangerous!
Midwest Bowling Alleys should stay open!
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I’m curious if there will be any MapArt on the results of this one. MapArt Wednesday/Thursday?
Now consumer's wants our heat at 65 degrees until Friday.
Bad. The panic also makes other states unnecessarily follow suit
I don't think it is a big deal to close things down for a day to potentially save lives or physical problems due to working outside or being outside too long.
The things that are being closed are mostly actually indoor jobs in offices like courts, social services, etc. The police, fire, DPW, utilities and communications workers are still working outside. Probably the worst jobs are the DPW workers who have to repair broken water mains, firefighters and electric line repairmen.
I understand that. Many are closed around me too. They closed many of the non-essential jobs. I don't have a problem with it. If it saves some lives (kids don't have to walk or wait for a bus, mailmen don't have to deliver outside, etc), more power to them. It doesn't hurt me one bit, but may end up helping someone else.