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City working 24/7 removing windrows and excess snow

A semi-trailer truck is stuck in a windrow on 15th Street after attempting a right turn from Melrose on Wednesday afternoon in Casper. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

CASPER, Wyo. – If a snowstorm is a party, then windrows might be considered the hangover.

While most streets in Casper have been plowed enough for any vehicle to pass, windrows up to 5 feet high and 4 feet wide still lurk on many streets.

To make matters worse, they tend to freeze and thaw multiple times during the day and night.

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“They’re going to get harder as the days and nights go on until we get to them,” said City of Casper street and traffic manager Shad Rodgers. The crews are using one massive snowblower and 13 to 17 dump trucks at a time, all running 24-hours a day according to Rodgers.

“We just finished cleaning the central part of town, and now heading up Poplar and trying to get up to the Goodstein area.”

There are a number of dump sites for the snow in various parts of town.

Rodgers warns drivers to do their best to stay out of the piles, especially as they continue to harden.

“They’ll cause a lot of damage to your vehicle, they’re gonna be rock hard,” said Rodgers.

“Just because they’re white doesn’t mean they’re fluffy.”

A truck is stuck in a windrow on 15th Street on Wednesday in Casper. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)