By Tim Kowols
Winter Storm Evelyn is announcing its presence with authority with the worse still yet to come this weekend. Sturgeon Bay City Engineer Chad Shefchik said in an email that it appears Sturgeon Bay will be getting the upper end of snow forecasts, which is expected to be well over a foot. From Shefchik:
Unfortunately, we appear to be receiving snow totals on the upper end of the forecasted amounts. However, all of our available crew has been able to get in this morning. We have been out in full force with all available crew and equipment since about 3:00 this morning and will continue to do our best to stay on top of this impressive SPRING storm.
Door County Highway Commissioner John Kolodziej is urging motorists to stay off the roads if possible, with many county roads impassable as of 6 a.m. From Kolodziej:
All County Roads are currently snow covered and very hazardous.
Many of the County Roads are currently impassable due the amount of snow, ongoing heavy snow and strong winds creating very dangerous conditions.
County crews have been out since last night, however, strong winds, snow and blowing snow are creating very limited visibility and significantly slowing the snow removal on all roads throughout the County.
There are many vehicles already stuck in the roadway and are creating problems and slowing the snow removal process.
All motorists are advised to stay off the roads until snow removal crews have an opportunity to clear all roadways.
Sunday, April 15 cancellations:
Sturgeon Bay Community Church – Both Services Canceled
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church – Sturgeon Bay – Sunday Service Canceled
St.Peters Lutheran Church – Sturgeon Bay – No Sunday Services
Econo Foods Re-Opening at 9 AM Sunday
Below are the cancellations and postponements listed for Saturday April 14:
Cornette Dairy Open House: POSTPONED Make-up date TBD
Virlee Gunworks Live Broadcast: POSTPONED
Brussels Disposal Site: CLOSED
Recycling Event at St. Peter and St. Hubert Church: POSTPONED until June
Third Avenue Playhouse: Shows CANCELED Saturday and Sunday
Door County YMCA: Northern Door and Sturgeon Bay are CLOSED today.
NWTC: All locations CLOSED
Southern Door School District: LEAP performances POSTPONED until weekend of April 29
Jacksonport Recycling: CANCELED
Kewaunee County Historical Society Annual Meeting CANCELED
Gail Kane Funeral Service: CANCELED. No further information
Algoma Youth Club: CLOSED this evening
Algoma Wolf Tech: Saturday Class CANCELED
Tanum Forest Lutheran Church: All weekend events CANCELED, funeral moved to Monday
Crossroads at Big Creek: CLOSED this weekend
Door County Library: All Branches CLOSED. Sturgeon Bay Open House RESCHEDULED to 4/17
St. John’s Algoma: All weekend events RESCHEDULED to Wednesday
St. Peter’s: Sunday service RESCHEDULED to Wednesday.
WS Packaging: CLOSED 11 a.m. Saturday to 5 p.m. Sunday
Luxemburg Lions Club: Sunday Bingo CANCELED
Wisconsin Conservation Club Hall of Fame Induction featuring Roy and Charlotte Lukes: POSTPONED until May
St. Peter and Paul Church Institute: 6 p.m. mass CANCELED
Sturgeon Bay Community Church: First Sunday Service of the morning CANCELED
Hope United Church of Christ: Sunday Services CANCELED
St. Paul’s Algoma: All services CANCELED
St. Joseph’s Sturgeon Bay: All services CANCELED
The Harborettes Homemakers Club will be sponsoring a “Day of Mending” as a service project for the community on Saturday, April 28th from 9 am to 2 pm. (Rescheduled due to April 14th snowstorm). Bring your clothing items that need mending to the Jacksonport Town Hall and we will sew on buttons, repair seams, patch items, etc (no zippers, please). There will also be a Bake Sale going on that day at the Jacksonport Town Hall to help with expenses of our HCE projects.