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Roads re-open as crews clear massive snow drifts

By Jim O’Reilly

Life is getting back to normal after the Blizzard of 2019. Interstate 80 is open in both directions across southern Wyoming. The westbound lanes from Nebraska to Walcott Junction opened Thursday afternoon. The eastbound lanes opened around 7 p.m. last night. About 550 miles of the major cross-country transportation route closed in Wyoming after becoming impassable because of relentless blizzard conditions.

In the storm’s aftermath, WYDOT crews were using rotary plows and other heavy equipment Thursday to knock out drifts as big as 10-feet high on some stretches of the roadway between Arlington and Laramie.

Interstate 25 is also open through Wyoming from Colorado to Montana. Road conditions will vary. The latest updates are available at WyoRoad.info, by calling 511 or on the Wyoming 511 app.

 

Photo credit: Cali O’Hare/Bigfoot 99.

Rawlins snow removal efforts continue

In Rawlins, it was all hands on deck to clear city streets during the storms. Employees from Public Works were joined by workers from other departments to keep up with the heavy snowfall and battering winds. Cali O’Hare has the latest on the snow removal efforts.

Click here for more information about the City of Rawlins snow removal plan

 

 

Saratoga officials developing new water rate plan

The Saratoga – Carbon County Impact Joint Powers Board is working to develop a new water rate structure based on meter size. The goal is to put all properties in Saratoga on a level playing field. The new rate structure would bring residences behind master water meters, such as those at the Old Baldy Club, up to the town’s base rate. Emma Diercks reports.

 

 

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Partnership allows blood transfusions for trauma patients

Thanks to the recently expanded partnership between Memorial Hospital of Carbon County and Classic Air Medical, patients who sustain traumatic injuries out in the field can receive life saving blood transfusions even before they’re transported from the site of the accident. Cali O’Hare has the details.

 

 

First track meet this weekend, weather permitting

The 2019 spring high school sports season will begin this week, weather permitting. Joey Saverine takes a look at what could take place, and Wyoming Head Coach Allen Edwards thought of the teams overall development throughout the season.

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