City and State work on snow removal

With two feet of snow falling on Red Lodge Tuesday and surprising residents of Red Lodge the next morning, it was time again for the City of Red Lodge and Montana Department of Transportation (MDOT) to get back to the endless business of removing the white mounds that have appeared all over town. A total of 21 people are being employed in the project, five from the City and 16 from MDOT using 12 trucks. They started operations at 2 a.m. Thursday and plan to tackle more streets today and Friday.

As to the amount of snow being moved, Red Lodge Mayor Ed Williams said, "MDOT are reluctant to over load the trucks as the snow will fall off on the way up Highway 78 and of course the load issue must be considered not only on the highway but on Rodeo Drive."

As to the cost, Red Lodge Mayor Ed Williams said it makes minimal impact on the City’s budget as the City already employs the five people working on this and MDOT pay for the rest.

Upcoming Events

  • Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 7:00pm
    Meets every Thursday, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Red Lodge Area Community Foundation, 122 S. Hauser. It is open to all. 425- 1755.
  • Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 7:00pm
    Clarks Fork Group meets at St. Joseph’s Catholic Hall, north end of Montana Avenue, Thursday at 7 p.m.
  • Friday, January 26, 2018 - 7:00pm
    Rock Creek Group meets Tuesdays and Saturdays at 8 a.m. and Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. at Calvary Church, 9 N Villard, Red Lodge.
  • Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 8:00am
    Rock Creek Group meets Tuesdays and Saturdays at 8 a.m. and Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. at Calvary Church, 9 N Villard, Red Lodge.
  • Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 10:00am
    An Overeaters Anonymous group will meet every Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Grace Fellowship Church, Absarokee.
  • Monday, January 29, 2018 - 7:00pm
    Joliet Group meets at the Community Center Monday at 7 p.m.