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Heavy Snow Closes Government Center This Afternoon: Health Clinic Remains Open

January 19, 2011 –

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The snow began falling this morning around 10: 30 a.m. on the PBPN reservation.

MAYETTA:  Due to snow that is accumulating at quite a pace, PBPN non-essential government employees were sent home about 2 p.m.  The Health Clinic is still OPEN, however, for those that have appointments or need to pick up medications.

Snow began falling on the reservation this morning around 10:30 a.m. and workers and members of the community are preparing for a possible winter storm.  Road & Bridge crews are ready and coordinating efforts with other departments.

Meteorologists in the northeast Kansas region are predicting anywhere from 3 to 8 inches of snow to fall between now and Thursday morning with temperatures registering into the teens. The weather service has reported that snow may fall to one inch per hour and as of noon snow had blanketed the ground in Mayetta and was beginning to accumulate.

At the weekly director meeting this morning, Liana Onnen, General Manager, asked directors to prepare for the storm and outlined what communication channels are used to alert workers and the community when PBPN businesses and activities are closed and cancelled.

For information regarding future closings check this website or call 1-785-966-4000. Topeka television stations will also be informed.