City Plows Prepare For Storm

By: Lauri Martin Email
By: Lauri Martin Email

They're still cleaning the roads from last week's blizzard and now, they are bracing for yet another storm. Colorado Springs snow plows are already on stand-by.

But, they have quite a challenge ahead of them in neighborhoods like Dan DeMarco’s. He lives on the northeast side of the city where there are huge mounds of snow on the sides of the roads. He grunts as he shovels his driveway. “It’s still chunky.”

"We don't have resources or means to transport that snow to off-site facilities," Saleem Khattak with the city streets division tells us. He says piles of snow are some of the biggest challenges for plows and with the forecasted storm to hit, there's no room to put the new snow. "We will try to clean one lane in the center, so people can get in and out of residences," Khattak says.

Some welcome the idea of getting snowed into their neighborhoods. "There's a microbrew down the street," Christian Orman says. He lives in a snow-covered neighborhood, still dealing with the aftermath of last week’s storm.

The city of Colorado Springs has fewer street workers now than it did 15 years ago, but hundreds of more miles to cover. You can help them out by staying home. City workers say, often times, stranded drivers on the streets get in their way.


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