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Mar 16

Blizzard Street Plowing

Posted on March 16, 2021 at 8:45 AM by Nancy Oakland-Potter

Q.  What is the plan of clearing the streets of the big drifts that many people are getting stuck in from the blizzard we had yesterday? Is there a timeline of when this will be done?

A.  The City of Laramie Streets crews are working diligently to get streets cleared as quickly as they are able.

Streets in West Laramie that are plowed:

  • Snowy Range
  •  Jackson St
  • Pierce
  • Adams south of Snowy Range
  • Riverside
  • Colorado (only the paved sections)
  • The Paved section of Wyoming

Streets plowed are designated arterial or collector streets on the Functional classification map. When we plow we focus on the emergency routes first and then move onto the other priorities. When we plow we have 1-2 trucks that are dedicated to the streets in West Laramie.  

A. PLOWING PRIORITIES:  While priorities may need to change based on characteristics of any given storm, general priorities for plowing are:

  1. Arterial Streets
  2. Collector Streets
  3. Drifting Areas
  4. School Areas
  5. Central Business District
  6. Alleys in Central Business District
  7. Parking Lots
  8. Sidewalks

If storm conditions are such that all priorities cannot be addressed in a given cycle, the lower priorities may be dropped until adequate equipment and manpower is available to get to them.