Motorists Rescued

Cass County Emergency Management Agency was called to near 358th Street on Highway 34 late afternoon Thursday.

The Cassgram reports several vehicles and two semis were stranded. CCEMA Director Bill Cover and other CCEMA personnel followed a county snowplow to get to the scene. After getting unstuck, some decided to try to make it home on their own and three were led back to Weeping Water where they were given shelter for the night in the Weeping Water Community Building.

One stranded motorist spent the night in his vehicle last night. He was doing OK this morning.

The state was planning to bring in rotary snow plows overnight to blast open the deep drifts on highways in the western end of the county. The status of the operation was not available at print time. Motorists that called in problems to the sheriff’s office were advised that if a vehicle was left abandoned on a highway, there was a chance it would be damaged by the snow removal operation.

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