City of Sidney issues Snow Emergency
SIDNEY -- Due to the weather forecast, the City of Sidney has declared a Snow Emergency effective 5 p.m. today.
The Snow Emergency shall remain in effect until further notice, according to the City's press release this afternoon.
During a snow emergency, no vehicle shall remain parked on or remain parked on an Emergency Snow Route.
The issuance of a snow emergency is to help facilitate the ability of snow removal equipment to clear these routes as quickly as possible. The emergency snow routes are designated by red and blue signs posted along the street.
Additionally, residents can view a map showing all of the emergency snow routes on the City website at cityofsidney.org. Type in “snow routes” in the search engine. This will take you to information where you can view a scalable map.
Residents whose vehicles remain on the street after the effective time will be contacted by City emergency personnel and requested to remove their vehicle. In the event that vehicles remain on the emergency snow routes after the snow emergency declaration, owners of these vehicles may be cited and/or their vehicles towed away at the owner’s expense.
Also, the City of Sidney reminds residents not to place snow from their property on the City streets. This creates traffic hazards and additional problems for the snow removal crews. Place snow from your sidewalks and driveways on your grass as it is an excellent source of moisture for your lawns.
Any questions regarding this declaration should be directed to Police Chief Aikens, at the Police Department at 254-5515 or [email protected]
The Cities of Scottsbluff, Gering, Alliance and Terrytown also declared a snow emergency.