After a mild Saturday, temperatures to finish the weekend will be MUCH colder! A system to our west pushes into SE Colorado overnight. Snow showers will be possible by early Sunday morning across the I-25 corridor with a change to rain and snow showers through the afternoon. Accumulation should be minimal as most moisture looks to be light and temperatures will warm into the upper 30s and 40s through the afternoon. The main impact will be the cold along with winds gusting up to 40 mph at times. Click on the 'Weather' tab for more...
There were about 40 trucks out by 5:30 Tuesday night. On major roads, such as Garden of the Gods, snow plows make six passes in one direction just to clear the street. But it's not an easy job.
Snow plow drivers get a call as soon as the storm hits and take to the roads. Driver Carl Strobridge says, "I listen to the weather all the time. I make sure the truck is ready to go with sand."
Strobridge plows snow from midnight until noon, when the p.m. shift plows take over for the next 12-hours. This ensures the city roads are never left unattended.
Even though Strobridge has been in two accidents in his 16 years as a snowplow driver, he still loves his job.
“Adventure. It's the best way to describe it because every storm is different,” says Strobridge. “It keeps me on my toes, and that’s what makes it fun.”
Oftentimes traffic gets too close to road crews, which could cause an accident. So, snow plows ask drivers to give them a break and keep a distance away.