Kearney declares snow emergency, asks drivers to remove cars from snow routes
KEARNEY, Neb. (NTV NEWS) —
In anticipation of incoming winter weather, the city of Kearney Street Division has issued a snow emergency, according to a press release from the city.
It will be in effect beginning Sunday, Jan. 21 at 6 p.m. until Monday, Jan. 22 at 6 p.m. This snow emergency means drivers can not park on emergency snow routes during that time. According to the city, violators will be towed and ticketed.
The Emergency Snow Routes are as follows:
- 11th Street; 30th Avenue to Avenue M
- 16th Street; 17th Avenue to Avenue M
- 25th Street; East City limits to West City limits
- 29th Street; 2nd Avenue to Lakeview Drive
- 31st Street; 2nd Avenue to Avenue N
- 33rd Street; 2nd Avenue to 6th Avenue
- 35th Street; 6th Avenue to 30th Avenue
- 39th Street; 30th Avenue to Antelope Avenue
- 45th Street; Avenue N to Avenue R
- 48th Street; 6th Avenue to Avenue N
- 56th Street; West City Limits to East City Limits
- 2nd Avenue; North City limits to South City limits
- 5th Avenue; 11th Street to 33rd Street
- 6th Avenue; 33rd Street to 48th Street
- 17th Avenue; 5th Street to North City limits
- 30th Avenue; 11th Street to North City Limits
- Avenue A; 31st Street to 39th Street
- Avenue E; 22nd Street to 56th Street
- Avenue H; 1th Street to 22nd Street
- Avenue I; 25th Street to 39th Street
- Avenue M; 11th Street to 27th Street & Avenue N
- Avenue N; 25th Street to North City Limits
- Avenue R; 39th Street to 45th Street
- Antelope Avenue; Highway 30 to 39th Street
- Country Club Lane; 24th Street to 35th Street
- Country Club Lane; 39th Street to North City Limits
- Grand Avenue; 25th Street to Antelope Avenue
- Lakeview Drive; 29th Street to 35th Street
- North Railroad Street; Avenue N to 30th Avenue
- South Railroad Street; Central Avenue to Avenue M
- Plaza Boulevard; North Railroad Street to 24th Street
- University Drive; Lakeview Drive to 24th Street
The Kearney Street Division says after snow removal on emergency routes, crews may enter residential neighborhoods once conditions improve and emergency routes and major roadways are cleared. City leaders also ask, as a courtesy, that residents keep vehicles off the streets if possible for the efficiency of the snow removal process.
According to city code, snow removed from private property shall not be placed in or upon the public streets, alleys, sidewalks, or other public ways. Snow removed from private property must be kept and maintained on the property in a safe and sound condition. Vision clearance at intersections is important. Snow piled at corners of the property must not be more than two feet high.
In addition, the city says residents should be prepared for road closures, and drivers should use caution at intersections where traffic light heads could become covered from snow.