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City declares Level I Snow Emergency

Fog and snow are impacting travel around Gillette, as seen April 1, 2024, in this Wyoming Department of Transportation webcam overlooking Interstate 90. (Wyoming Department of Transportation)

GILLETTE, Wyo. — The city of Gillette has declared a Level I Snow Emergency that took effect Sunday morning. Per city code, this means that all vehicles must be removed from the designated Snow Emergency Routes by 2 p.m. today.

Vehicles not removed from the Snow Emergency Routes by that time may be towed at the owner’s expense. When the snow emergency is over, an announcement will be made by the city utilizing local media, the city website and social media. People are encouraged to monitor these sources for more information.

The following streets or portions of streets within the city are designated as Emergency Snow Routes:

  • 6th Street from Burma Avenue to Gillette Avenue.
  • 4th Street from 4-J Road to Gurley Avenue.
  • Gurley Avenue from 12th Street to 4th Street.
  • 4-J Road from 2nd Street to 8th Street.
  • Brooks Avenue from 2nd Street to Warlow.
  • 9th Street from Butler Spaeth to Highway 59.
  • Foothills Boulevard from Highway 14-16 to Echeta Road.
  • 7th Street from Highway 59 to 4-J Road.

Snow Emergency Declaration & Levels

The City of Gillette maintains two levels of weather advisories for the City of Gillette, its residents and visitors. In the event of a weather emergency, the city administrator or a designee will notify the public via social media, the city’s mass notification system, the city website and the local media of the nature and extent of the emergency.

The advisory levels are as follows:

  • LEVEL I: A Level I Weather Emergency does not restrict travel; however, 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: A Level II Weather Emergency advises against non-emergency travel in the City of Gillette. Residents 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. All city facilities are closed for business during a Level II Weather Emergency. Although city facilities are closed, it is the responsibility of each citizen to determine whether their employer is open for business.

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