According to Dawes County Sheriff Karl Dailey, “Dawes County, Chadron, and Crawford Government Officials are asking the public to please prepare for the severe winter storm that is forecasted for our area.”
Daily reminds residents to prepare by having enough food, water, medical needs, and other essentials.
“Beginning about 3 A.M. on Wednesday morning we may have rain turning to freezing rain. The roads will be very bad and icy. This will be followed by up to 24 inches of snow within the next 24 hours. Travel will be basically impossible,” Dailey said
The Dawes County Sheriff Department is going to be very busy assisting the community of Chadron and Crawford.
Daily said, “There is a very strong likelihood that if you do travel and get stuck, lost or stranded in any way on the roads or highway, we will not be able to assist you and get you to safety.”
If you do travel make sure you have plenty of fuel, food, blankets, tools, jumper cables, first aid kit, flashlight, and water.
According to Chadron City Manager Gregory Yanker, the Chadron Area Aquatic and Wellness Center and Chadron Public Library will be closed on March 13, March 14, and March 15 due to the blizzard.
Chadron Public Schools, Trunk Butte Christian School, and Mornin Sunshine Coffee House will be closed on March 13, March 14, and March 15.
The City of Crawford Public Transportation service will not be running on Wednesday and Thursday. If road conditions have improved and travel is not hazardous, the bus will resume operations on Friday.
Joe Reedy speech at Chadron State College moved to the Student Center Thursday at 5 P.M.
Founder of bio-tech start-up to speak about botulinum neurotoxins at Chadron State College on Thursday has been cancelled.
Chadron City Hall will be closed Wednesday March 13th at noon. We will evaluate the conditions in morning of the 14th to determine if City Hall will be open on Thursday the 14th.