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DoorDash temporarily halts service in Cheyenne as winter storm approaches


CHEYENNE, Wyo. — With severe winter weather on the horizon, food delivery service DoorDash is temporarily halting operations in a number of regions, including southeast Wyoming.

The temporary suspension of services takes effect for Cheyenne at midnight Tuesday.

Affected areas are Sterling, Fort Morgan and Yuma, Colorado; Scottsbluff, Sidney, Alliance and Chadron, Nebraska; Rapid City, Spearfish and Belle Fourche, South Dakota; and Cheyenne and Torrington, Wyoming.

The affected regions in Wyoming, Nebraska and South Dakota are expected to reopen on Thursday, Dec. 15. For the other impacted areas, DoorDash expects to resume activity on Wednesday.

“The safety of Dashers, merchants and customers is our top priority,” DoorDash spokesperson Julian Crowley said in a press release. “To help keep our community safe, DoorDash is proactively activating its Severe Weather Protocol and temporarily suspending our operations. … We want to thank the affected Dashers, merchants and customers for their understanding during these incredibly difficult conditions and will resume operations when it is safe to do so.”

The Wyoming Department of Transportation forecasts that the heavy snowfall, coupled with extreme winds, could create “blizzard-like” conditions throughout the state, and warns that some roads could become nearly impossible to safely traverse.