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Snow emergencies set for several area municipalities

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Posted at 2:15 PM, Dec 31, 2021

LA VISTA, Neb. (KMTV) — While fireworks go off and champagne bottles pop tonight to ring in the new year, the City of La Vista will already be hard at work to keep roads safe.

Starting at midnight Saturday, Jan. 1, the City of La Vista will be in a snow emergency for 24 hours.

The city asks that all vehicles be removed from residential streets to allow plow crews to clear the roads.

The Village of Arlington will be in a Snow Emergency from 2:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Saturday.

And, the city of Blair sent out this announcement:

Mayor Richard Hansen has issued a Snow Emergency for the City of Blair effective 11:59 PM Friday, December 31, 2021, until 6:00 AM on Sunday, January 2, 2022.

During a snow emergency declaration, the Blair Municipal Code prohibits vehicles from being parked on all City Streets until all accumulated snow has been removed from the streets.

THE ONLY AREA EXEMPTED IS THE DOWNTOWN AREA WHICH IS GOVERNED BY NO PARKING FROM 2:00 A.M. TO 5:00 A.M.

All vehicles parked on city streets during this time shall be subject to being towed at the owner’s expense.

The Nebraska State Patrol advises drivers to slow down when approaching snow plows, as they often travel around 25-30 mph or less, and to not drive closer than 100 feet from behind plows or maintenance vehicles as it is illegal.

When plows are spreading road salt or sand, the vehicle will have a flashing colored light.

The snow emergency will expire at midnight the following day.

See more on Saturday's snowfall here.

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