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First winter storm of season brings reminders of driver safety


Rob Langrell - Publisher of the Sidney Sun-Telegraph

Most of I-80 through Cheyenne County had been cleared of snow and ice by mid-day Tuesday, but remnants of this week's storm were clearly apparent. Tractor-trailers were left on the side of the interstate – including one on its side – and abandoned after crashes during the storm.

The time has come to bundle up, drive slow and take precautions when driving around the Nebraska roadways.

Amidst a bevy of non-fatal incidents in recent days, Sidney residents are being warned to be cautious on the roads.

"We've had a number of weather-related incidents," said Sidney Police Chief B.J. Wilkinson. "We've had a number of tractors jackknife on the roads. People should just slow down and allow themselves extra time before they leave. Residents should remember just because you can move doesn't mean you can stop. They should also be aware of bare pavement. Anytime you see some...

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