Level 1 Snow Emergency Declaration Effective at 12:00 p.m.

Written by on April 1, 2020

The City Administrator has declared a Level 1 Snow Emergency effective at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1st. Per city code, this means that all vehicles must be removed from the designated Snow Emergency Routes by 4:00 p.m. Vehicles not removed from the Snow Emergency Routes by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1st can be towed at owner’s expense. When the snow emergency is over, an announcement will be made by the city utilizing local media, the city’s website, and social media. Please monitor these sources for more information.

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

1) 6th Street from Burma Avenue to Gillette Avenue. 
2) 4th Street from 4-J Road to Gurley Avenue. 
3) Gurley Avenue from 12th Street to 4th Street. 
4) 4-J Road from 2nd Street to 8th Street. 
5) Brooks – 2nd Street to Warlow. 
6) 9th – Butler Spaeth to U. S. 59. 
7) Foothills Blvd. – U.S. 14-16 to Echeta Road. 
8) 7th Street – U.S. 59 to 4-J Road. 

The Geographic Information Systems Division maintains a near real-time web application that tracks the progress of snow City snow plows.

Snow Emergency Declaration and Levels

The City of Gillette maintains two (2) levels of weather advisories for the City of Gillette, its citizens and visitors.  In the event of a weather emergency, the City Administrator or his/her designee, will notify the public via social media, the City’s mass notification system, posting on the City website, and notice to the local media (including radio stations and press), of the nature and extent of the emergency. 

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. 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. 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.

For more information contact Communications Manager Geno Palazzari at (307) 686-5393.


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