City issues no travel advisory in Mitchell, plow crews prep to tackle heavy lift
City officials say many streets in residential areas are becoming impassable as the blizzard intensifies over night
MITCHELL — Due to the heavy snow and strong wind gusts hitting Mitchell, city officials issued a no travel advisory late Wednesday night.
According to the Mitchell Police Department, many streets in residential areas are impassable. Officials recommend against traveling during the advisory.
In the city's no travel advisory memo, it dubs the ongoing blizzard as a "dangerous storm," adding residents should not travel if at all possible. Officers will be responding to emergency calls only during this time, city officials say.
Thursday morning, the city started plowing east-west streets in city limits. Officials are reminding residents that any vehicle parked on an east-west street is subject to ticket and towing.
Plow crews will continue plowing emergency snow routes full width and then move to all other streets to be plowed full width.
"Even though we have been by once does not mean we are done," a message from the city says. "So please refrain from cleaning driveways and sidewalks until your street has been completely cleared full width."