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SNOW REMOVAL REMINDER

The department would like to take this opportunity...while it's 23 degrees and snowing...to remind our residents of the requirement to keep the sidewalks clear from snow, slush and ice

Sheridan Municipal Code States:
The owners, agents and occupants of any house, warehouse, store, tenement house or any other building, and the ground belonging thereto or occupied by them, and the owner and agent of any vacant lot within the city, shall keep theSnowy street sidewalks, whether paved or not, in front of and adjoining such property, clean, and after any fall of snow, shall cause the snow and all slush and ice to be immediately removed from the sidewalk fronting their respective lot into the carriageway of the street. (R.O. 1937, § 761.)

Currently, municipal code allows residents to place snow from the sidewalks into the street.  A resolution was recently passed by the city council that encourages city residents to place sidewalk snow on their yard or property when possible.  Cooperation with this resolution will lead to efficient snow removal, driver safety, pedestrian safety and protection of city street surfaces.  The resolution may become ordinance in the future and all citizens will be advised well in advance of any changes.  Thank you all for your cooperation with the swift removal of snow.  


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Car Accidents in Winter

How to Stay Safe After a Winter Car Accident


The days are short. The air is cold. Roads are often slick with rain, snow or ice.

It’s winter driving season and, while most people know what to do to try to avoid an accident, many don’t know what to do after one. It’s vital knowledge to have, because the aftermath of a crash can be just as dangerous as the crash itself — especially when it’s cold and snowy.

Here are five things to do (or not do) if you’re in an accident this winter to help keep yourself and others safe:

Make sure everyone’s OK — then get off the road if you can. The safety of everyone involved in a crash is the first concern, of course. So, check on the occupants of each vehicle and call for emergency assistance if it’s needed. Then, if the vehicles are drivable, get them off the road as soon – and as carefully – as possible.

Stay in your car if you can’t safely move away. If you can’t get your car off the road, but you can get off the road, wait until there’s no traffic around and then move well out of the way. Otherwise, stay in the car so you’re protected from other vehicles.

Stay visible — and warm. Turn on your hazard lights and put up road flares so other vehicles know something is wrong. And, grab your vehicle emergency kit (you have one, right?) for blankets and extra clothing. If you’ve run off the road and you’re still in your car, make sure nothing is blocking your exhaust pipe. Otherwise carbon monoxide may build up.

If you’re stranded, stay put. Running off the road in a remote area is scary, but resist the urge to try to walk for help. You risk getting lost, especially during a storm, if you set off on foot.

See a crash? Don’t always stop to help. Being a Good Samaritan could cause more problems than it solves. So, if those involved aren’t in immediate danger, call 911 and let the professionals help with medical aid and traffic control.

It’s not always easy, but keeping a cool head after an accident will do more than help everyone get through a stressful situation — it will help keep everyone safer, too.





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Sheridan Police Department
  • 45 W 12th StSheridan WY 82801
  • Phone: 307.672.2413Fax: 307.674.6863
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