St. Clair Shores remains under a winter weather advisory starting at 7 p.m. Thursday and running through noon Friday, according to the National Weather Service.
The snow is expected to cause "travel difficulties" including slippery roads and limited visibilites.
According to officials South Lake Schools, when there is inclimate weather facilities directors and superintendents in Macomb County have an early morning conference call. During the call is when decisions are made to close school based on weather.
Lake Shore officials added that "the safety and education of our nearly 3,500 students are our main priorities, as well as travel conditions for all our employees," they stated in an email.
Lake Shore officials added that they have strong relationship with St. Clair Shores police, other city departments and neighboring districts to discuss conditions, and what they are doing. By 5 a.m., the superintendent will make a decision to close school.
If there is school, district personnel may be out as early 4 a.m. to clear snow and salt facilities.
According to posts on the St. Clair Shroes Facebook page, crews have already started treating roads with an anti-icing brine mixture.
Crews will then monitor the snowfall to determine when to begin salting and plowing the city's main roads including Jefferson, Little Mack and the mile roads. Harper is a county road, and the responsibility of Macomb County
Once the major roads are cleared, crews will clear school and fire routes.