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County adopts new Public Works Snow and Ice Control Policy

The policy's objective is to “provide safe and efficient travel on Laramie County roads during inclement weather."

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Laramie County Board of County Commissioners moved to adopt a resolution that will ensure swift action on all future snow-related road cleanups.

At its regular Tuesday meeting, the board unanimously voted to adopt the Department of Public Works’ proposed updates to handling snow removal throughout the county.

The resolution states the program’s core objective is to “provide safe and efficient travel on Laramie County roads during inclement weather.” Public Works held a public comment period for the program from Jan. 16 to March 2.

According to the policy’s resolution — which was previously reported on by Cap City News — the following rules will now be enacted:

  • The county will perform various services between the hours of 3:30 and 10 a.m., according to Laramie County Public Works Director Molly Bennett. Services include plowing and applying salt on county roads. 
  • The new regulations split up county roads into three levels, with level 1 holding the highest priority for county workers. The levels are defined as follows:
    • Level 1: County roads that are school bus routes or major commuting routes
    • Level 2: County roads that include current mainline roads
    • Level 3: Remaining county roads that receive snow and ice control services
  • During the event of a snow emergency or closure, the county will only provide services to level 1 roads.

An interactive map detailing the county’s road priority list can be found here.


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