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(Rushville)-Although a lot of information has been shared with roads in the Chadron area, there are many other communities which were impacted by the winter storm earlier in the week. Crews in Sheridan County are also working diligently to dig out from the snow.
According to Sheridan County Commissioner Jim Krotz, heavy snow and high winds in the recent winter storm combined to form very dense, deep drifts on County roads. Road crews are working hard to open the roads but have only been able to plow a single traffic lane in some areas. As the snow melts those single lanes will be flooded and muddy – a condition that only warm weather can remedy.
If the coming week brings additional snow before the roads dry, he said to expect the already very difficult driving conditions to grow even worse. Plowed snow is piled so high along some roads it may not be possible to re-open them if blowing snow returns. Rural residents should plan accordingly. If you have questions, Krotz can be reached at 308-327-2110 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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