City of Colorado Springs Snow Plows Out In Full Force

By: 11 News Email
By: 11 News Email

The city of Colorado Springs has more than two dozen snow plows clearing the main roadways.

Crews will be on full-call out until later this afternoon (Sunday).

The 32 trucks are spread all throughout town. Crews are concentrating in the worst hit areas which is the North and West side of town. Allen Peterson with the Colorado Springs Streets Division says trucks are being dispersed in the areas where it's needed most and are only clearing the main artery roadways.

Road conditions throughout the springs seem to be improving. Snow trucks are mostly dealing with wet, slushy and icy road hazards.

Side residential streets, according to Peterson, will not be plowed. Peterson says side streets are cleared only when more than 6 inches of snow falls.

Snow plow workers will take a break in the middle of the day on Sunday and then another crew will be dispatched later Sunday night and into the Monday morning hours to help clear streets that freeze over throughout the night.

If conditions on Monday morning are worse than expected, more snow plow drivers will be dispatched.


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  • by Liz Location: Downtown on Nov 15, 2009 at 07:43 PM
    Wondering if someone can tell me how Union looks between Academy and Lexington?
  • by Homer Location: Briargate on Nov 15, 2009 at 03:12 PM
    Yes....main roads must come first. Haven't seen any plows at all on my side street or one street over. This should be an interesting winter. I get the feeling that we don't have enough money in the budget to afford plowing side streets. Maybe that is best...they seem to melt anyways.
  • by Thank you Location: COS on Nov 15, 2009 at 09:49 AM
    This is a thank you to the City for having a good amount of plows out ~
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