Residents rate Cheyenne’s snow response

Published: Jan. 6, 2022 at 9:42 PM CST
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Wednesday record-breaking snow for the day, hit Cheyenne. We spoke to folks on the street to see how they thought snow crews did.

As the city is digging out of Wednesday’s snowstorm, cars maneuver through the intersections as best as possible while snowplows clear main roadways.

The storm dumped 7 inches on the City of Cheyenne overnight.

”I think that they still need more plowing...a little bit more plowing. It was hard to get out of where I’m living at,” said Desiree Gregorio, Resident.

Yet snow plowing seems to be going better this year than it has in the past.

“It does seem like they’re cleared off better than they were last spring. However I don’t know if that’s because there is less snow than there was compared to the storm in the spring, or if they’re just doing a better job of getting out and getting them plowed,” said Kendra Kelsch, Hairstylist, A Shade of Vintage Salon.

Snow crews through the City of Cheyenne and the Wyoming Department of Transportation have been working on rotation since noon Wednesday to keep the city and surrounding areas clear and mobile.

”We went out last night and it was just snowing too bad. We couldn’t get ahead of the game. We were just fighting it. So we called it and came in at 2 o’clock this morning. And now we’re still doing it. We still probably got about 3-4 more hours before we can even get everything done,” said Rick Muñoz, Snow Lead, Top Flight Maintenance.

Some areas are getting cleared; others are waiting their turn, staying home and not dealing with the weather.

”We’ve been wanting snow and we got it!” said Muñoz.

Snow is nothing new for Wyomingites; traffic is still moving well, thanks to all the snow plowing that’s happened overnight on Wednesday and Thursday by WYDOT and the City of Cheyenne.

The City of Cheyenne and WYDOT will continue plowing snow until the storm’s end.

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