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How CDOT is prepping the roads for several days of snow

Posted at 2:36 PM, Oct 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-28 00:44:29-04

DENVER – Colorado Department of Transportation crews will work 24-hours a day, in 12-hour shifts to keep roads clear during the snow storm, according to a spokesperson.

“The number on goal is to make sure that all of the motorists are safe,” said CDOT Spokesperson Presley Fowler.

Fowler said Saturday night crews began pre-treating roads and on Sunday, in places where snow started to stick, crews deployed sand for traction.

“It’s all about allocating the resources we have to the areas that are going to be most impacted by this storm,” Fowler said. “We are fully prepared for this to be a several-day snow event. Essentially they’re on snow shift through Wednesday.”

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Fowler said CDOT is encouraging everyone to avoid driving if possible.

“We encourage staying off the roadways during the storm as much as possible," Fowler said, "but we’re out there trying our hardest to get the roadways clear.”

Fowler told Denver7 that even in places where the road appears clear, drivers should use caution.

“When you see wet pavement it could be ice so we just need people to be aware of that as well,” Fowler said.

Fowler said drivers can track road conditions and where plows are currently clearing roadways on cotrip.org.

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