The early snow and frigid temperatures are delaying and cancelling more than just school. Due to the heavy snow conditions, leaf pickup has been suspended in the city of Port Huron until the weather improves to allow for machines to pick up and remove leaves from the curbs and boulevards. The city’s garbage and recycling provider, Emterra says “attempting to do leaf removal under the current conditions will cause damage to the vacuum units.” The unseasonably early winter has also caused some havoc and delays to garbage pickup. According to Joshua Johnson, Route Supervisor with Emterra, due to weather, the company is experiencing difficulty with equipment and heavy delays in travel. To minimize the inconvenience to residents in Port Huron, Emterra says they are “working to correct these issues and coordinate with other locations.” Emterra says they “appreciate [resident’s] patience during this weather incident,” and assured they are working diligently to return to the normal residential schedule, and leaf vacuuming program as soon as possible.