Mark Sutko recently had to tackle some extra duty in addition to those of president and chief executive officer of $270 million-asset Platte Valley State Bank and Trust Co., Kearney, Neb. - chief snowstorm chauffeur and hotelier.

When one of this winter's many snowstorms pounded central Nebraska one recent afternoon, the bank - like much of the rest of the town - decided to close down. But the storm threatened to strand employees at work.

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