Storm update - 02-04-12 - 2:45 p.m.
Crews are wrapping up operations of the storm.
Appropriate staff will be placed on-call to handle icing from tonight through Sunday morning.
Storm update - 02-04-12 - 10:25 a.m.
Crews worked through the night, concentrating on primary and secondary snow routes. Snowfall was light to moderate with an additional 3 inches.
Contractors worked through the night to complete residential streets and were all sent home at 7 a.m.
A shift change occurred at 8 a.m. and all 18 city snowplows are applying material to hills and stops.
With the storm subsiding today crews will start addressing the snow melt and drainage issues.
Storm update - 02-03-12 - 7:25 p.m.
With the return of a heavier accumulation of snow, trucks have been pulled from the residential streets and have gone back to the primary and secondary snow routes. Once the primary and secondary routes have been checked and material applied, crews will return to residential streets.
The weather service update reports the Westminster area will receive and additional 2 to 4 inches of snow by 6 a.m.
Winds can be expected between 5 and 15 mph at times. The winds are not anticipated to intensify.
A shift change will take place at 8 p.m. with crews planning to work through the night.
Storm update - 02-03-12 - 2:15 p.m.
At this time all secondary snow routes have been completed and are passable. Some snow pack is to be expected.
Primary snow routes are wet and slushy with areas of snow pack that will require additional attention.
Crews in all trucks are presently concentrating on residential streets. Drifting has been experienced on east-west roadways and contractors are assisting with these locations.
Storm update - 02-03-12 - 10:04 a.m.
City crews have been working since 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 2. Crews concentrated on primary snow routes through the night.
A shift change took place at 6:30 a.m. with all 18 tandem snowplow trucks working the city.
At 9 a.m. the drivers report all of the primary routes have been plowed, are passable and have had material applied. The crews are moving to the secondary routes to start plowing.
The storm will be continually monitored and once the snow starts to subside, with primary and secondary routes completed, residential streets will begin to be plowed. Contractors have been placed on stand-by to assist with residential streets when the snow subsides.
More information, including a snowplow map and answers to frequently asked questions, is on the city website.