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

  • Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 7:00pm
    Now Group meets at the Bridger United Methodist Church, 222 W. Broadway (west entrance of church) Tuesday at 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 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.
  • Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 9:30am
    Open 2nd and 4th Wednesday 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. 206 N ‘D’ Street. More info 662-1060.
  • Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 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.
  • Thursday, November 23, 2017 (All day)
    The Red Lodge Carnegie Library will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 23, in observance of Thanksgiving Day.  The library will be open on Friday, Nov. 24 and Saturday, Nov. 25.
  • Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 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.