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Snow Emergency

Sturgis declares snow emergency

Gary Matthews - March 13, 2019

STURGIS, S.D. - The city of Sturgis announced today it has a snow emergency in effect that will last to Friday.

In a statement, the city announced:

• A snow emergency is being declared from 6:00 a.m. Wednesday March 13 through 6:00 p.m. Friday March 15. On street parking should be avoided if possible to facilitate plowing and snow removal. The Sturgis community can expect to see “No Travel Advised” recommendations that could escalate to “No Travel Allowed” based on conditions.   “No Travel Allowed” means travel is restricted to essential public safety and public infrastructure vehicles only. Although limited snow removal efforts may be ongoing to maintain emergency routes for public safety purposes, the public should not view these snow removal efforts as a lifting of travel restrictions. These routes are being maintained for public safety purposes, not general travel.

• Snow removal will begin on designated Snow Routes, Emergency Routes and in the Downtown District.  This will ensure that emergency vehicles can get to most general areas of the community. As conditions allow, crews will move to secondary priority routes and neighborhoods.

• All non-essential city offices are closed. This includes Sturgis City Hall, Sturgis Community Center, Library, Sturgis Rubble Site, and the Sturgis Airport. The development of the storm and other conditions will dictate the decision on reopening these facilities. Wednesday garbage collection routes will be attempted as conditions are continually evaluated and may be suspended. City services will be evaluated as the storm progresses.  The City of STURGIS encourages other businesses and entities in the community to consider closure during this event to protect employees and customers from unnecessary risk in traveling.

Monitor the City of Sturgis social media sites and the City of Sturgis Public Works Facebook pages for updated information regarding restrictions or other information for this storm.

Phone number: 605-347-4455
E-mail: [email protected]
Address: 1612 Junction Avenue, Suite #1
Sturgis, SD 57785