Scooping snow

Randy Hoffman of 1015 15th Ave. scoops open a 300-foot stretch of sidewalk today on the south side of 11th Street in southwest Kearney. Hoffman said he plowed open his driveway twice during the Sunday storm, which dumped up to 11 inches of snow in the Kearney area. He was scooping the sidewalk by hand because the drifted snow was too firmly packed for his plow.

KEARNEY — The city of Kearney Street Division has declared a snow emergency that remains in effect until 10 p.m. today.

The declaration began Sunday and bans parking on any of the city’s emergency snow routes so that snow removal can continue without interference because of parked or abandoned vehicles.

Owners of vehicles parked or stuck on an emergency snow route could face fines and fees of up to $244 if their vehicle is towed.

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Emergency snow routes include:

- 11th Street — 30th Avenue to Avenue M

- 16th Street — 17th Avenue to Avenue M

- 25th Street — east city limits to west city limits

- 29th Street — Second Avenue to Lakeview Drive

- 31st Street — Second Avenue to Avenue N

- 33rd Street — Second Avenue to Sixth Avenue

- 35th Street — Sixth Avenue to 30th Avenue

- 39th Street — 30th Avenue to Antelope Avenue

- 45th Street — Avenue N to Avenue R

- 48th Street — Sixth Avenue to Avenue N

- 56th Street — west city limits to east city limits

- Second Avenue — north city limits to south city limits

- Fifth Avenue — 11th Street to 33rd Street

- Sixth Avenue — 33rd Street to 48th Street

- 17th Avenue — 35th Street to north city limits

- 30th Avenue — 11th Street to north city limits

- Avenue A — 31st Street to 39th Street

- Avenue E — 22nd Street to 56th Street

- Avenue H — 11th Street to 22nd Street

- Avenue I — 25th Street to 39th Street

- Avenue M — 11th Street to 27th Street and Avenue N

- Avenue N — 25th Street to north city limits

- Avenue R — 39th Street to 45th Street

- Antelope Avenue — U.S. Highway 30 to 39th Street

- Country Club Lane — 24th Street to 35th Street

- Country Club Lane — 39th Street to north city limits

- Grand Avenue — 25th Street to Antelope Avenue

- Lakeview Drive — 29th Street to 35th Street

- North Railroad Street — Avenue N to 30th Avenue

- South Railroad Street — Central Avenue to Avenue M

- Plaza Boulevard — North Railroad Street to 24th Street

- University Drive — Lake-view Drive to 24th Street.

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