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      Snow Emergency Declared for Kearney, Grand Island, Surrounding Communities

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      The threat of a major snow storm has caused central Nebraska cities to begin acting on their emergency plans.

      The city of Kearney has declared a snow emergency beginning Wednesday at 6 p.m. and running until Friday 6 a.m.

      This means there is no parking on emergency snow routes during this snow emergency. Violators will be towed and ticketed.

      Once emergency routes are cleared, crews may start clearing residential neighborhoods. The city asks residents to keep vehicles off the streets whenever possible.

      They also ask residents to make sure to keep snow removed from private property off public streets, alleys, sidewalks, or other public ways. Snow at intersections and on the corners of an individual's property should not be more than two feet high.

      A list of streets considered snow emergency routes can be found at cityofkearney.org.

      In Grand Island, the city has declared a snow emergency beginning at noon on Wednesday, lasting through noon on Friday.

      They also ask drivers not to park their cars on snow routes.

      To see if your city has declared a snow emergency, go online to your city's official website.

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