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Posted on: April 15, 2016

Be Prepared for the Spring Storm

While weather models are still developing, the National Weather Service has a winter storm warning in effect and expects a mixture of rain and snow through Monday. 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. Snow plows need space to work, so to avoid causing a crash, delays or being stuck on a snow-covered road, motorists should avoid passing on the right and tailgating these pieces of equipment.

The Colorado Department of Transportation clears major highways throughout the city, such as U.S. 85, Interstates 270 and 76. More information is available at cotrip.org.

There are several safety tips motorists can follow during inclement weather:
• Slow down, as driving too fast for conditions cause most accidents.
• Take a little extra time to clear your car of snow and ice before leaving for your destination.
• Turn around, don’t drown! It is never safe to drive or walk into flooded areas, so don’t drive into standing water.
• When driving at night, keep your headlight beams low. High beams can amplify the appearance of snow and lead to decreased visibility.
• Always wear your seatbelt.
• Check your tire treads! If you insert a quarter into the tire tread upside down, and the top of George’s head is covered by the tread, your tires are okay for winter driving.

Remember to help your neighbors and clear sidewalks within 24-hours of the storm event ending. Any city facility delay or closure information is available by calling 303-227-8776.

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