Denver Continues its Snow Response with Plows Clearing City Streets

Published on January 18, 2023

Snow Plow on Road plowing snow

Denver Continues its Snow Response with Big Plows and Small Plows Clearing the City’s Streets

DENVER – The City and County of Denver’s plow drivers remain on duty at this hour, with heavy-duty plows clearing the main streets and residential plows addressing the side streets. The City’s response will continue round the clock into tomorrow.

Drivers of both the big plows and residential plows are currently working 12-hour shifts.  A new shift of residential plow drivers started at 3:00 p.m. today and another shift will start at 3:00 a.m. tomorrow, continuing to pass down the center of each side street and shaving off the top few inches of snow to prevent deep ruts from forming.

Future storm deployment decisions will be made in the morning and communicated.

Sidewalk reminder: Denver requires that property owners clear snow and ice from their sidewalks, including adjacent ADA ramps. After snow has stopped falling, businesses need to begin clearing their sidewalks immediately. Residents need to clear their sidewalks by the next day. Inspectors with Community Planning and Development leave a time-stamped notice at properties with un-shoveled sidewalks.  After receiving a notice, businesses have four hours and residences have 24 hours before the inspector’s re-check and a potential $150 fine.