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City: Level 1 Snow Emergency over, watch for ice and flooding

(National Weather Service)

GILLETTE, Wyo. — The Level I Snow Emergency is over and parking on designated snow routes may resume, the City of Gillette has announced.

Residents are asked to remain cautious and watch for ice in intersections while temperatures are low. Flooding in some areas is likely, as the snow melts. The City asks that anyone who sees flooding contacts Streets at 307-686-5278 so staff can clear the drains.

Regular solid waste operations resumed today but may be slower, depending on street conditions, so residents are asked to be patient with street crews, the announcement said.

Under the Level 1 Weather Emergency, residents had to keep their vehicles off snow emergency routes to conform with Gillette City Code.

The City’s level of weather emergency fluctuated several times this past week with changes in weather conditions.

The National Weather Service’s Rapid City center predicts well below average temperatures for the week that begins Dec. 18. Wind chills may reach -25 to -45 degrees Fahrenheit, which could cause frostbite in 10 to 30 minutes.

The NWS predicts the lowest temperature for Gillette for the week ahead will be a low of -18 degrees Fahrenheit on Dec. 22.