Saturday was another wintry reminder for much of Wyoming as snowy conditions swept through the northern and central areas through Saturday afternoon and evening. Thankfully, the snow was light and only heavy in some areas. Accumulations were left to mostly a dusting for most areas where some could have seen measurable accumulations.
Although made of fiberglass to reduce weight and cost, the huge blades that rotate the turbines can be longer than the wing of a large jumbo jet and weigh more than 5 tons each. As the industry adds thousands of new turbines a year, the problem of disposing of worn-out parts and blades has escalated, especially for local municipalities.