FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE/December 16, 2016
NO DOWNTOWN SNOW ALERT DECLARED, HOWEVER...
City urges drivers to move parked cars to plowed areas after 7:30 p.m.
RAPID CITY--After assessing current road and weather conditions and reviewing forecasts for the remainder of today's snow event, City officials have decided not to declare a snow removal alert for downtown Rapid City. However, contractors will begin work on removing snow in the downtown area beginning at 7:30 p.m. and car owners are encouraged to move their parked cars to plowed areas later this evening.
According to Don Brumbaugh, City Streets Superintendent, contractors will begin snow removal downtown at approximately 7:30 p.m. starting at East Boulevard and Main Street.
"As soon as we can get in the core area of downtown, we'll work to pile snow on the corners with loaders or remove it altogether, so as to create cleared parking areas so folks have a place to move their cars to," said Brumbaugh. "It's Friday night, we have a lot of visitors in town and there isn't a huge build-up of snow at the present time."
Brumbaugh also expects crews to continue cleanup work in the downtown area Saturday evening.
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