Welcoming winter to the panhandle


Courtney Fletcher

Temperatures will reach the mid-40s for the rest of the week, however lows will remain below freezing.

Tuesday brought below freezing temperatures, snow accumulation and school cancelations, meaning winter is here.

Even though winter comes as no surprise for Nebraskans, many are not prepared for its unexpected arrival.

According to interim Sidney Police Chief Joe Aikens, it's important to be more aware of the road during winter weather.

"Drive with your headlights on," he said. "You really want to watch out for others and slow down earlier when you're approaching an intersection."

He also reminded locals to make sure snow and ice are removed from all windows and mirrors before driving.


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