Several Cities declare snow emergencies

Snow removal near Mount Bachelor in Bend, Oregon, Photo Date: 2/11/2019 / Cropped Photo: Oregon Department of Transportation / CC BY 2.0 / (MGN)
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KEARNEY The City of Kearney Street Division announces that a Snow Emergency has been declared for the Downtown area of the City of Kearney. Parking is prohibited between the hours of
1 a.m. and 6 a.m. on Thursday for the following streets for the
purpose of removing snow. Violators will be towed.

Central Avenue 15th Street to 26th Street
Railroad Street 2nd Avenue to Avenue B
Avenue A Railroad Street to 26th Street
1st Avenue Railroad Street to 26th Street
1st Avenue 15th Street to 17th Street
16th Street Central Avenue to 1st Avenue
19th Street 1st Avenue to Avenue A
21st Street 2nd Avenue to Avenue B
22nd Street 2nd Avenue to Avenue B
23rd Street alley west of 2nd Avenue to Avenue B
24th Street 2nd Avenue to Avenue B

Businesses in the Downtown area should make plans to have their walks scooped by 1 a.m. so that the snow can be hauled in connection with the snow removal operations.

HASTINGS The City of Hastings has declared a snow emergency that will go into effect at 2 p.m.

This emergency will be lifted once the storm has passed and city officials believe that the roads are sufficiently cleared.

During the hours the snow emergency alert is in effect, no vehicles may be parked on the City’s snow emergency routes. Most stop sign protected streets are snow emergency routes. The routes can also be identified by the Snow Emergency signs posted every few blocks on these streets.

GRAND ISLAND The City of Grand Island has declared a snow emergency that will go into effect Tuesday at 8 p.m. The emergency will remain in effect until Wednesday at 12 p.m.

If a snow alert/ emergency is in effect, no vehicles may be parked on the City's snow emergency routes. The routes can be identified by the red, white and blue snow emergency signs posted every few blocks on these streets. Also a list of snow emergency routes is available at the City of Grand Island website.

The Grand Island Police Department will begin checking the City's snow emergency routes when the emergency takes effect and will continue checking for illegally parked vehicles until the emergency expires. Parked or abandoned vehicles on emergency routes are subject to being towed away.

Residents are reminded that snowplows may throw snow onto curb sidewalks and driveways. The Street Department formally advised residents not to shovel curb sidewalks or driveways until the streets have been cleared of snow.

AURORA The City of Aurora has declared a snow emergency that will go into effect on Tuesday at 9 p.m. until Thursday at 6 p.m.

During a snow emergency motorist are encouraged to limit their travels until the severe weather has diminished and the City streets have been cleared.

Parking on Emergency Snow Routes is prohibited during a snow emergency.

Emergency Routes:
“A” Street, from 8th to 16th Streets
“M” Street, from 1st to 16th Streets
“L” Street, from 11th to 16th Streets
12th Street, from “A” to “Q” Streets
13th Street, from “G” to “Q” Streets
9th Street, from “A” to “Q” Streets
6th Street, from “M” to Hospital Entrance
5th Street, from “Q” to “M” Streets
1st Street, from Burlington Road to “Q” Street
“O” Street, from 5th to 6th Streets
“J” Street, from Highway 14 (16th Street) to 9th Street
“E” Street, from Highway 14 (16th Street) to Mallard Drive
Woodland Road, from Highway 14 (16th Street) to Limerick Road

For additional information concerning the Snow Emergency Declaration, please contact the City Hall Office telephone (402) 694-6992 or by email: cityhall@cityofaurora.org.

EAGLE Eagle has declared a snow emergency from 5 p.m. on Tuesday until 1 p.m. on Wednesday.