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The Albany County Emergency Management Agency is monitoring the incoming winter storm. The National Weather Service (NWS) in Cheyenne has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the majority of South East Wyoming in effect from late Friday to Monday morning. Heavy snow is expected, with 24-30 inches forecasted. Blizzard conditions along with wind gusts up to 35-45 MPH are possible. Albany County Residents are urged to prepare now as power outages, hazardous travel conditions, and severe impacts to newborn livestock could occur. Residents should prepare by making sure they have their emergency kit ready including emergency food, water, and other supplies needed. Visit Ready.gov for more information on how to prepare for winter weather. Ensure that you are signed up for Albany County Alerts and follow the National Weather Service for the latest forecast/ conditions. Residents should also make sure to keep exterior vents clear of ice/ snow to prevent carbon monoxide issues.
If any power/ utility lines are down, stay away from the lines and contact the utility/ power company! Below is each power/ utility company within Albany County:
-Rocky Mountain Power (Electrical): 1-877-508-5088 or text OUT to 759677
-Carbon Power and Light (Electrical): 307-326-5206 or 800-359-0249
-Wheatland REA (Electrical): 307-322-2147
-Black Hills Energy (Natural Gas): 1-888-890-5554, if you smell gas odor- immediately evacuate and call 911
-Road & Travel Conditions: Call 511 or visit https://map.wyoroad.info/wtimap/index.html
In an emergency, please dial 9-1-1. Please do not call 9-1-1 or dispatch for power outages, road/ travel conditions, or other informational issues.