State Agencies Ready For Snow Storm

      The heads of the Nebraska State Patrol, Nebraska Department of Transportation, and NEMA – the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency say they are ready for this weekend’s predicted major snow storm

      All three agencies have been monitoring development of the storm with forecasters at the National Weather Service as well as local emergency managers to make sure they have resources ready for any responses needed during the weather event.

      State Patrol Superintendent Colonel John Bolduc says it’s critical that the public stay informed on the storm, so his agency has been making preparations on that as well.. 

       Acting NDOT Director Moe Jamshidi says his department’s crews have been preparing for this storm for several days, clearing away existing snow from the roadways and stockpiling material to address the anticipated amount of snow.

       Locally, both Chadron and Crawford have both declared snow emergencies – Crawford from 8:00 tonight through 10:00 Monday morning and Chadron from tomorrow morning at 2:00 until Monday at 10:00.

      The start time in both cities would be delayed until the snow accumulation reaches 3” and end when all the snow in the streets has been removed. 

       For both Chadron and Crawford, a snow emergency means that all vehicles, trailers, and obstructions parked on designated snow emergency routes must be removed. Those that aren’t will be ticketed and towed.