A rotary snow plow and a city dump truck worked Thursday morning to remove snow that had been windowed on East Main. (Ernie Over photo) 

(Riverton, Wyo.) – At the conclusion of Tuesday’s night’s city council meeting, each of the councilors, in turn, praised the Riverton Streets and Alleys crews for a good job in attacking the 8-10 inch snowfall that surprised the city Friday night. Council  member Richard Gard said he had been told of several slick intersections and wondered if the sanding crews had been out.

City Administrator Steven Weaver said yes, they had been out since Saturday. He also noted two of the city’s major pieces of snow removal equipment were down for repairs, leaving only a blade, dump trucks and a front end loader to get the major streets wind-rowed. “We actually had a few calls praising us for the snow removal job,” he said. “We appreciate what the crews are doing late at night and early in the morning.”

After the snowfall, the city crews began working in the overnight hours to clear North and South Federal, East and West Main and North and South Broadway, the major thoroughfares in the city.

One of the major pieces of snow removal equipment is the city’s “Kodiak” rotary snow plow which clears the streets. It’s transmission went out and other large piece of equipment had a blown hydraulic line, Weaver said. The Kodiak is back in service Thursday, and it was seen clearing East  Main at mid morning (see above).

“I suggest people slow down,” Gard said, “It’s still slick out there.”