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.
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.
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.
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
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