GILLETTE, Wyo. — All vehicles must be removed from certain routes of Gillette by 5 p.m. today could be towed at the owner’s expense, per city code, according to an alert County 17 received at 1:17 p.m. today.
The City Administrator declared a Level I Snow Emergency as of 1 p.m. today, the alert said. When the snow emergency is over, the city will make an announcement via local media, the City of Gillette website and social media. Residents are asked to monitor these sources for more information.
These are the designated Emergency Snow Routes, the alert said:
- Sixth Street from Burma Avenue to Gillette Avenue
- Fourth Street from 4-J Road to Gurley Avenue
- Gurley Avenue from 12th Street to Fourth Street
- 4-J Road from Second through Eighth streets
- Brooks Avenue from Second Street to Warlow Drive
- Ninth Street from Butler Spaeth to Highway 59
- Foothills Boulevard from Highway 14-16 to Echeta Road
- Seventh Street from Highway 59 to 4-J Road
The City of Gillette has two levels of weather advisories.
Level I does not restrict travel, but citizens should expect adverse road conditions, including but not limited to, icy roads, reduced visibility, and blowing and drifting snow. A Level I Weather Emergency requires the removal of vehicles from all snow emergency routes in accordance with Section 11-10 of the Gillette City Code. All City facilities remain open for business during a Level I Weather Emergency.
Level II advises against non-emergency travel in the City of Gillette.
“Citizens driving during a Level II Weather Emergency may encounter roads which are impassable; and will likely interfere with snow and storm damage removal as well as emergency services,” the alert said.
All City facilities are closed for business during a Level II Weather Emergency. Citizens have to find out whether their employer is open for business.
More than 1 foot of snow is possible in parts of Campbell County in the first major winter storm of the season.