Ice storms have been known to plague the Kearney area periodically. These consist of mainly freezing rain/drizzle that turns into sheets of ice on the roads and that clings to power wires, etc. increasing the possibility of power outages.Also, snow melt will often turn into ice when temperature drop below the freezing point or overnight.
- When freezing rain is in the forecast, be aware and cautious of potential driving conditions
- When snow begins melting, be aware of spots where the melt may have been frozen into ice
- Do not travel excessively, so as to avoid accidents and potentially dangerous situations
- Make sure adequate preparation is taken beforehand - such as having an emergency kit on hand, stocking up on items you may need, and being informed