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Dickinson issues winter storm update on snow removal efforts and city services

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A Dickinson Public Works truck drives through the snow on Tuesday.
Josiah C. Cuellar / The Dickinson Press
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DICKINSON — City Hall, the Dickinson Public Library and Badlands Dinosaur Museum were closed for the day Wednesday due heavy snowfall. City Administrator Dustin Dassinger announced on Wednesday that these non-essential city services would resume normal business hours effective Thursday morning.

In a press release, city officials noted that residential garbage recycling routes for Thursday will be delayed by a couple of hours in order to allow drivers time to clear routes for garbage trucks.

Throughout the day Wednesday, Public Works crews remained focused on keeping level 1 and level 2 roadways open in order to maintain Public Safety Services and with the predicted incoming snow are anticipating a need to revisit the level 1 and level 2 emergency routes before moving on to residential and downtown neighborhoods.

Public Works crews plan to begin clearing the downtown area and school areas at 2 a.m. in order to facilitate the reopening of both the schools and downtown businesses, with Dassinger asking for the community’s patience as crews diligently address the affected areas.

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Dickinson experienced approximately 14 inches of snow accumulation by Wednesday afternoon.
Josiah C. Cuellar / The Dickinson Press

Additionally, Public Works crews will begin focusing their efforts on residential neighborhoods starting Thursday. In an effort to quicken the snow removal, the City of Dickinson will be utilizing the services of private contractors to assist with snow removal. Residents are asked to contact Public Works at 701-456-7979 with any questions or concerns.

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As the storm continues its progress across the state, residents are reminded to monitor The Dickinson Press, state and local government social media pages for travel advisories and restrictions. Travel should be restricted to emergencies only and those who must travel are advised to keep a winter survival kit in their vehicle and notify a friend or family member of travel plans.

Should an individual become stranded, city officials are asking that they remain with their vehicle. The latest road conditions can be obtained by calling 511, or visiting travel.dot.nd.gov. Those who live along an emergency snow route are urged to move their vehicles off the street so that road crews can keep vital roadways open for first responders.

Download the Dickinson Works smartphone app for the latest information regarding snow routes and removal status. Additionally, follow the City of Dickinson’s Facebook page.

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Traveling on gravel and dirt roads after heavy snowfall is not recommended.
Josiah C. Cuellar / The Dickinson Press

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