Just in time for the New Year, Winter part TWO has arrived with snow and frigid temperatures. In light of the recent snowfalls, the City of Hastings is reminding residents that there is a new method available to announce the start of snow emergencies and it is as close as your phone. The Nixle system was implemented this fall and sends text messages, emails or a phone call reminder to your registered phone once a snow emergency has been declared in the city of Hastings. This free service is simple to register for and you may change your method of message or opt out of the system at anytime. For information on this courtesy service go to www.nixle.com.