Recovering From Weekend Blizzard Conditions

BEATRICE – Another cold, snowy weekend hit southeast Nebraska, with blizzard conditions Saturday stopping traffic and causing visibility in open areas to be cut to nearly zero.

The Beatrice area saw its share of the blizzard conditions Saturday between three and nine p.m., with the storm dropping five-and-a-half inches of snow.  Street Superintendent Jason Moore says even up in the cab of a motor grader, visibility wasn’t good.

:12                  “fifth and sixth”

Beatrice snowplow trucks and graders battled the snow and high winds to keep major routes cleared.

:38                  “snow fence, next year”

The first local snow crew worked from three p.m. until midnight.  The street department crew worked from midnight Saturday until four p.m. , on Sunday.

:24                  “snow pack on ‘em”

Early Monday, street department crews were back at it, removing six-foot high ridges of snow in the downtown.  That snow is pushed to the center of the street initially, to avoid clogging parking stalls and sidewalks.

Snowfall totals reported from the storm include Ceresco, Nebraska receiving 12 inches of snow from the blizzard, while Milford picked up 10 inches.   Nine inches of snow fell at Friend and in Morrowville and Haddam, Kansas.

Several communities got seven inches of snow, including Raymond, Waverly, Crete and Daykin….along with Beloit and Smith Center, Kansas.

Endicott received five inches of snow.

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