Sweetwater County Offices and City of Rock Springs Offices reopened today after the winter storm caused offices to close early yesterday. City of Green River Offices located at City Hall remain closed today due to the inclement weather.
According to the National Weather Service in Riverton, Rock Springs and Green River each received over a foot of snowfall by 7:30 last night with snow still falling.
The heavy snowfall caused area roads to be closed and some motorists were stuck on the interstate for several hours as crews worked to remove wrecks from the roadways.
To accommodate stranded motorists, the Green River Recreation Center was set up as an emergency shelter on Thursday in conjunction with local Emergency Management. The City of Green River says providing emergency shelter for those in need will remain their first priority for the duration of this storm.