CDOT, City crews prepping for snow storm

Posted at 6:43 PM, Jan 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-07 21:12:01-05

State and city road crews are preparing for up to seven inches of snow on the highways and byways in the Denver Metro area.

"This is two storms really lose together, back-to-back," said Tom McMinimee, the Aurora Public Works Streets Operations Manager. "Our preparations actually started yesterday."

Aurora and Denver Public Works are both on snow shift. Denver has 70 plows ready; Aurora has 36.

"Our snowplows will be out hitting main streets and most streets with stripes," said Heather Burke with Denver Public Works, which has a policy of not plowing residential streets unless more than a foot of snow falls.

Meanwhile, the Colorado Department of Transportation has been on snow shifts since 3 a.m. with about 100 plows ready to go across the Denver Metro.

"We are prepared if we get a pounding earlier than anticipated," said Bob Wilson, a CDOT spokesman.


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