PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Here are some school and other weather related announcements. If your organization or school have announcements we can help you pass along, contact us at 605-224-8686 or 1-800-658-5439 in Pierre or 605-845-3654 or 1-800-658-3451 in Mobridge. Fax numbers are 605-224-8984 and 605-845-5094. Cancellations or postponements can also be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
-Tonight’s Girls’ and Boys’ Basketball games in Dupree vs. Rapid City Christian have been postponed to a further date.
-The Stanley County and Philip girls/boys doubleheader that was going to be tonight in Fort Pierre has been postponed. It will be rescheduled later.
-The Sully Buttes Boys and JV Girls Basketball Games at Roscoe vs. Edmunds Central scheduled for tonight has been postponed due to the weather and will be rescheduled on Monday, February 3, 2014.
-For the safety of members and staff-the YMCA/Pierre Aquatic Center will be closing early tonight at 8:00pm.
-The City of Pierre is declaring a Snow Emergency. Construction and Operations Manager Lynn Patton says vehicles must be off all snow routes at Midnight tonight, and snow removal on snow routes will commence shortly after all the vehicles have been moved. This emergency is in effect until the City declares it lifted, so residents should wait to park on snow routes until after the city announces the snow emergency is no longer in effect. This will most likely be after 8 AM tomorrow. Patton says the public can assist in better snow removal by avoiding parking on city streets. This allows the crews to clear more snow at a more efficient rate and complete the removal during the first round of plowing. The public is ask to do as little traveling during the heavy snow fall and if travel is necessary, to use extreme caution and drive at reduced speeds. Once the streets are plowed, Patton says it is a violation of city ordinance to move snow back into the street from either a sidewalk or driveway. For those who live in Cul-de-Sacs, they are advised that the city will plow snow into a pile in the center of the Cul-de-Sac and remove it later.
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