Information for residents regarding snow plowing, trash pick up, and more
*Emergency? Call 911*
Edited: March 15, 3:45pm for info
SNOW REMOVAL UPDATE & INFORMATION:
We had over 20 inches of snow in the past 2 days. Please be patient as Public Works crews work to clear the snow from the 175 lane miles in Johnstown after the fourth largest snow storm on record. Crews worked through the night to clear primary Town roads and are currently working around the clock and at capacity to continue to clear roads throughout the Town. All Town snow resources have been deployed and the Town Emergency Snow contract has been activated requesting additional contractors to come help with snow removal. At this time, we cannot provide estimates of when your road will be plowed.
If you can, PLEASE stay home today. If there is an emergency, call 911. Cleanup operations from this storm are likely to last a couple of days and travel will continue to be difficult through today, at least.
Thank you for your continued patience! This was a historic storm and the Town will continue working until all roads are cleared.
RESIDENT SNOW SIDEWALK CLEARING:
The timeframe for snow removal from side walks by residents (see Municipal Code here) has been extended. Residents now have until Monday, March 22, 2021 to clear snow off of sidewalks in front of or adjacent to their property.
No garbage pick up today
Waste Management has made the announcement that trash pick up will be running on a 1 DAY DELAY. Waste Management will assess the situation again this evening to determine if pickup is possible tomorrow.
There are still some residents without power. Each power & electric company is the best resource for information regarding timing and status of outage. Information to reach the power companies serving Johnstown is below.
- Poudre Valley Electric: www.pvrea.coop/outages or call 1-800-432-1012, option 1
- United Power: www.unitedpower.com or call 303-637-1350
- Excel Energy: www.xcelenergy.com or call 800-895-1999
If you or a loved one is in serious need of alternative shelter, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are able to share resources with your neighbors and friends, do so.
**Please note, Town Offices are currently having some issues with internet as a result of the power outage. This is impacting our phones and emails**
MONDAY TOWN COUNCIL MEETING:
Monday's (March 15) Town Council Meeting has been rescheduled to Tuesday, March 16 on account of the snow and outages. Find Town Council Meeting information at johnstown.colorado.gov/councilmeetings
STRANDED VEHICLE RECOVERY
The below information comes directly from Colorado State Patrol -
As snowplows and roadside assistance continue to clear roadways and exit ramps, we are asking the public to exercise patience in retrieving any vehicle that was abandoned or towed in this weekend’s snowstorm. We anticipate that travel will become much safer around mid-afternoon today, March 15.
Due to the volume of vehicles involved, motorists should return to the location where they left their vehicles and travel in the same direction. Stay in the exit lane and take the first exit from this location. Vehicles towed from this section of the roadway will be moved to the largest parking lot from the off-ramp. This could be a mass transit parking lot, a large retail location, or a recreation center.
For all motorists, please drive with caution and regulate your speed in the slush and wet conditions, which will freeze during evening hours.
If you are still unable to locate your vehicle, the Colorado State Patrol will provide a complete list of tow companies used in this storm once it is compiled.
Road Closure Info:
Latest School Updates:
Weld RE-5J School District - has announced that Monday, March 15 AND Tuesday, March 16 is a SNOW DAY. Click their page for more info.
Thompson School District - Enjoy your Spring Break this week!
Jamie Desrosier, Communications Manager