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Weekend storm causes inconveniences, minor damage in county


Ryan Hermens

Severe weather hit Cheyenne County over the weekend. On Saturday, heavy rain and winds led to localized flooding throughout the county. Over the night, the precipitation turned to snow, accumulating 5-7 inches on Sidney streets.

A storm forecasted to hit Cheyenne County found its mark over the weekend. After more than three inches of rain fell on Saturday, causing some streets in Sidney and the county to flood, residents were greeted by 5 inches on snow on Sunday morning.

John Hehnke, Sidney public services director and emergency manager, said there was some localized street flooding on Saturday morning.

"Nothing too major," he said. "It was a lot of rain and we had areas of town that were covered in hail – and that tends to plug things up for a little bit."

Streets that had low-water crossings were temporarily c...

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