Commerce City’s public works department is prepared for the forecasted spring snow storm. Personnel are scheduled to be on-call tonight and 10 large snow plows are ready to keep roads safe for motorists.
While weather models are still developing, the National Weather Service expects snow Thursday in the Denver metro area. While little accumulation is expected, there is the chance for icy conditions on roadways that may appear to be just wet. Motorists are encouraged to take it slow and ensure they have plenty of time to get to their destination.
The city’s snow removal plan classifies snow storms into three categories and places priority on clearing major roads, such as Quebec Parkway, Highway 2 and Tower Road first, and then on collector streets that connect hospitals, fire stations, police stations, and schools. Plowing generally begins after two inches of snow accumulates, unless storm conditions warrant a different approach.
The Colorado Department of Transportation clears major highways throughout the city, such as U.S. 85 and Interstates 270 and 76. More information is available at cotrip.org.