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Tremendous snow storm hits region


Ryan Hermens

Cheyenne County and the region received a tremendous amount of snow over Monday night. Businesses, schools and many governmental offices were closed on Tuesday as snow clearing operations were initiated.

Phil didn't see his shadow today, which means spring is supposedly on its way. But don't tell that to western Nebraska.

An extraordinary amount of snow fell in the region throughout Monday evening and into Tuesday morning. Law enforcement officials and first responders are imploring residents to avoid travel unless absolutely necessary.

A snow emergency, issued on Monday morning, continues to be in effect in Sidney. Schools, businesses and governmental offices were closed on Tuesday because of the storm.

Cheyenne County Sheriff John Jenson, who spent the morning helping free vehicles that h...

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