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According to the National Weather Service, a change in the weather is expected for this evening and into the weekend bringing snow to mountain communities like Steamboat Springs. The City of Steamboat Springs would like to thank and remind residents, property-owners and visitors for assisting with snow plow operations in the following ways:
As a reminder, the city’s first priority when performing snow management operations is to keep city streets clear of snow for emergency access and traffic flow. Streets are prioritized according to public safety requirements and traffic volumes, with a focus on access for emergency vehicles, bus and commercial routes, and then residential areas. By using a motor grader led system, crews are able to widen roads more efficiently, remove more snow from the street, and provide a safer overall operation.
The grader process can result in the creation of windrow, which is a pile of snow left at the bottom of a driveway after the road has been cleared. While crews make a conscious effort to minimize effects on residents, windrows are often unavoidable especially during variable conditions and periods of heavy or extended snow. As a way to help mitigate windrows, residents can create an open area to the left of their driveway when facing the street. By creating this open area, the amount of snow that may be pushed back across your entry way can be reduced.
When the snow stops, the focus shifts from plowing to removing snow from storage areas around the city. At this time, snow banks along street right-of-way are topped by a grader moving banks back, allowing room for the next round of snow. In Old Town, a powerful snow blower, able to fill a dump truck in around 15 seconds, removes snow and pushes banks back to the edge of the road where possible.
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David Van Winkle, Streets Superintendent – (970) 879-1807 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tom Martindale, Streets Supervisor – (970) 879-1807 or email@example.com