Logan County Emergency Manager
Due to the current winter storm, the following updates are in effect:
3/14/19 - 5:24 pm -
The following roads are now OPEN:
**NEW** Highway 138 is open
**NEW** Still closed - Highway 113 will probably not open until Friday morning at the earliest, per CSP and CDOT
**NEW** Highway 6 from Sterling to Merino is open
**NEW** Highway 63 from Atwood to Akron is open
I-76 is OPEN both directions
Highway 14 from Sterling to I-25 - open
Highway 61 from Sterling to US 34 - open
Highway 6 from Sterling to Nebraska state line - open
3/14/19 - 9:42 am -
ACCIDENT ALERT-CANCELLED-ATERLING POLICE DEPARTMENT
Effective immediately, 9:35 am, March 14, 2019, the ACCIDENT ALERT that has been in effect since Wednesday afternoon for the City of Sterling is cancelled. With the passing of the storm, the Sterling Police Department will resume normal operations and response to traffic accidents occurring on roadways within the City.
If you do have to travel, please do so with extreme caution. Many of the roadways remain snow packed and icy with blowing snow.
** All Logan County Government offices are closed today, Thursday, March 14, 2019.**
** 13th Judicial District - All courts and probation offices will be closed on March 14, 2019.**
Logan County Emergency Manager
315 Main Street
Sterling, CO 80751
The CodeRED system is used to send emergency notifications, from evacuation notices to missing child alerts. Residents and businesses located within Logan County are encouraged to sign up for CodeRED to be sure they receive timely emergency notifications and other important information and instructions when alerts are issued. This is our way of notifying you in an emergency situation.
When you enroll in the CodeRED system, alerts are issued to you by your geographical location. Alerts can be sent to your cell phone, land line, by text, and even email. You get to choose! With CodeRED, you get the option of also receiving the CodeRED Weather Warning. These alerts are automatically generated when the National Weather Service issues a warning for your location. This early warning could prove to be life saving.
The CodeRED alert system is free to Logan County residents. To sign up for CodeRED, click on the picture at the top of the page. It will only take a few minutes to enjoy a service that just may save your life. Please tell all of your friends and family about this invaluable service. If they don’t have computer access, have them contact our office and we will be happy to assist them.
WHAT TO DO TO PREPARE FOR WINTER WEATHER:
Winterize Your Vehicle
Check or have a mechanic check the following items on your car:
Update the emergency kits in your vehicles with:
Winterize Your Home
Know the Terms
Know the terms used to describe changing winter weather conditions and what actions to take. These terms can be used to determine the timeline and severity of an approaching storm. (Advisory / Watch / Warning). The NWS also issues advisories and warnings for other winter weather, including blizzards, freezes, wind chill, lake effect snow, and dense fog. Be alert to weather reports and tune in for specific guidance when these conditions develop.
Freezing Rain - Rain that freezes when it hits the ground, creating a coating of ice on roads, walkways, trees and power lines.Sleet - Rain that turns to ice pellets before reaching the ground. Sleet also causes moisture on roads to freeze and become slippery.
Wind Chill- Windchill is the temperature it “feels like” when you are outside. The NWS provides a Windchill Chart to show the difference between air temperature and the perceived temperature and the amount of time until frostbite occurs. For more information, visit: www.nws.noaa.gov/om/windchill.
Winter Weather Advisory - Winter weather conditions are expected to cause significant inconveniences and may be hazardous. When caution is used, these situations should not be life threatening. The NWS issues a winter weather advisory when conditions are expected to cause significant inconveniences that may be hazardous. If caution is used, these situations should not be life-threatening.
Winter Storm Watch - A winter storm is possible in your area. Tune in to NOAA Weather Radio, commercial radio, or television for more information. The NWS issues a winter storm watch when severe winter conditions, such as heavy snow and/or ice, may affect your area but the location and timing are still uncertain. A winter storm watch is issued 12 to 36 hours in advance of a potential severe storm. Tune in to NOAA Weather Radio, local radio, TV, or other news sources for more information. Monitor alerts, check your emergency supplies, and gather any items you may need if you lose power.
Winter Storm Warning - A winter storm is occurring or will soon occur in your area.
Blizzard Warning - Sustained winds or frequent gusts to 35 miles per hour or greater and considerable amounts of falling or blowing snow (reducing visibility to less than a quarter mile) are expected to prevail for a period of three hours or longer.