Winter Weather Preparedness

Winter Weather Preparedness

Wednesday’s winter storm that brought blizzard conditions to our area should serve as reminder of the value of preparing for severe weather before it strikes.

Emergency Management Director Paul Scherschligt says some problems were caused when people attempting to go home from work while the storm was as its worst drove off of Highway 52 at Chalkstone Hill.

Scherschligt says most people heeded the no-travel advisory and remained at home.

Scherschligt says for people who become stuck while traveling during a snowstorm, remaining with their vehicle and making sure it is safely ventilated are keys to staying safe.

Wednesday’s storm brought 4 to 5 inches of snow and winds in excess of fifty miles per hour to a large portion of South Dakota and Nebraska.