Cheyenne resident needed help with snow removal after storm

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) -- After the snow last week, a Cheyenne woman was worried she wouldn't be able to get to work. The snow was piled up from plows behind her car and she didn't think she would be able to get it out of the spot. Dee Burnett lives off of Fox Farm Road and said she can't move snow on her own because of health reasons.

"I could not get out," she said. When asked what her first thought was when she saw the amount of snow, Burnett said, "What am I going to do? It was depressing, I just didn't know what to do. I was just scared." She said that she works multiple jobs and didn't know if she would be able to pay to have someone come and clear out her drive. On Monday night she said a company came and plowed her carport so that her son could get to work. Then on Tuesday morning, she said the City of Cheyenne came by and cleared out even more snow.

The City of Cheyenne is responsible for around 20,000 residences. Public Works Director, Vicki Nemecek said that residents are responsible for clearing the snow around their vehicles and their driveways. "You can't expect the city with 10 plow trucks and 26 people to go to all of those residences and clear those spots," she said.

In some situations, though, there is something that needs to be done by the city. Nemecek said you can always call the department to report a problem. Someone goes out to look at every reported problem and if something needs to be done, Nemecek said they'll take care of it, but it may take some time.