Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson's office has announced all Lower Peninsula branch offices are closed Monday afternoon due to the winter storm.

Johnson issued the following news release:

Media Release from Secretary of State Ruth Johnson
-- For immediate release --
All Secretary of State offices in the Lower Peninsula closed today due to expected winter storm

LANSING, Mich. – All Secretary of State branches in the Lower Peninsula will be closed the afternoon of Dec. 28 as part of a state of Michigan government closure due to expected severe weather.
Offices are expected to reopen on Tuesday, but customers are advised to follow news reports before driving to a branch.
The Department of State mails notices to motorists 45 days before their driver's license or license plates expire to give them ample time to renew. Licenses and plates that expire on a day when state offices are closed, such as a holiday, weekend or weather emergency, can be renewed the following day without penalty.
Most people renewing license plates, driver's licenses and ID cards can do business online at www.ExpressSOS.com or by mail. Easy to follow instructions can be found with the renewal notice. Additional services can be done online as well.
With the exception of holidays, branch offices are open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Smaller branch offices may close for the lunch hour. On Wednesdays most offices are open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., with those in city centers open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PLUS offices and SUPER!Centers are open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. SUPER!Centers also provide Saturday hours from 9 a.m. to noon.