Western Nebraska Observer - Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

Winter Preparation


Tonia Copeland

Snow was a lesser factor in Kimball than the wind on Tuesday, Nov. 17. According to City Administrator Daniel Ortiz, city electric crews were inundated with minor issues that caused a town-wide power outage, including the stop light, from around midnight until just abefore 8 a.m.

On one of the biggest travel days of the year, drivers may face treacherous conditions as a winter storm is expected to begin Wednesday night. The storm, accompanied by arctic air, is expected to drop snow in the western states and rain further east.

Locally there have been a few sneak peeks of winter weather in the form of light snow, cold temperatures, slick roads and blasting wind gusts. Weather conditions have caused a town-wide power outage, prompting Kimball citizens to consider winter preparedness at home and work, as well as for travel.

Being prepared at home

Perhaps the biggest co...

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