Denver’s Snow Plan Includes the Residential Plows

Published on February 14, 2023

Snow Plow on Road plowing snow

Denver - With significant snowfall forecasted for Denver starting tonight, continuing into tomorrow, and with cold temperatures to follow on Thursday, DOTI is preparing to respond with its big plows and residential plows.

The big plows will deploy to the main streets when snow starts to accumulate. The residential plows will work a 3:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m. shift on Wednesday, taking a single pass down the center of each side street. The small plows do not bring streets to bare pavement but can be helpful in creating a path to the main streets and preventing deep ice ruts from forming. The residential plows do not carry deicer.

The snowfall that’s predicted could result in challenging travel conditions and residents are encouraged to plan ahead and allow themselves extra time to reach their destinations tomorrow.

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.