City of Greeley News

Impending Blizzard Temporarily Suspends Poudre Express

With a Blizzard Warning on the way for Thursday and Friday, the Poudre Express temporarily suspended operations of the commuter bus service.

The Greeley-Windsor-Fort Collins regional bus — operated by Greeley-Evans Transit (GET) — will not operate Thursday, March 19.

The National Weather Service issued a Blizzard Warning for Thursday and Friday. Forecasts call for moderate to heavy snowfall starting in the mountains tonight and then spreading over the plains Thursday morning. Winds could gust up to 55 miles per hour across the plains and create hazardous travel conditions, especially Thursday afternoon through Friday morning. The strongest winds will occur just east of Interstate 25.

Although the Poudre Express will suspend operations Thursday, all other regular GET routes and services will continue operating. For questions about GET services please contact 970-350-9290 or get@greeleygov.com.

Snowplows

The City of Greeley’s snowplows and drivers stand ready to begin working 12-hour shifts around the clock as needed to keep plowing Greeley streets as long as the storm persists.

Although non-emergency City of Greeley facilities closed to the public last week in response to COVID-19, key operations including snowplowing continue functioning.

“All the plows are ready to roll,” Greeley Streets Superintendent Jerry Pickett said. “The team will start when the snowstorm starts. We are going to two shifts and will be out in full force throughout the storm.”

Street crews and snowplows will focus first on keeping essential roadways clear and then move to the major neighborhood roads typically plowed during snowstorms.

For more information about snow removal priorities visit greeleygov.com/services/pw/streets/about.

While the city attends to the emerging COVID-19 situation, many services will be disrupted as a result of precautionary measures — hazardous weather may cause further disruptions. For information about specific city services, please use the following contact information:

Monday, Mayor John Gates declared a local disaster emergency for the City of Greeley in response to the spread of COVID-19 and the declaration of a Pandemic Health Emergency in Weld County.

For more information about that order and how City of Greeley officials are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, go to www.greeleygov.com/covid-19.

Release Date:
Mar 18, 2020

For more information, media representatives should contact:
Communication & Engagement Director Kelli Johnson
970-616-2422
kelli.johnson@greeleygov.com

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