Snow Resources and Information - March 16

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No trash pick-up this week, snow plow updates and more...

*Emergency? Call 911*


This was the fourth largest snow storm on record in Colorado and Public Works is working diligently to clear the streets. Most main streets and residential streets have all had a single pass through at this time. The next phase of the plowing plan is to revisit residential and visit secondary/side streets for further clearing. Cleanup operations from this  historic storm will take a few days and travel will continue to be difficult for areas in Colorado that have been hit by it - including ours. 

The Town will continue working until all roads are cleared - we appreciate your patience and understanding. 




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. 



Waste Management has confirmed that there will be no garbage or recycling pick-up this week.

Waste Management will be picking up any overflow or extra bags left out for next week's regularly scheduled trash pick-up. The next regular trash pick-up date is Monday, March 22, 2021. The next recycling service day will be Monday, March 29th; please place any additional recycling items in a box and mark ‘Recyclables’ so that our recycling driver will know to collect. "Extras" on both of these days will be free.




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.


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Weather Updates:

Road Closure Info:

Latest School Updates:
Weld RE-5J School District - has announced that 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


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