Snow removal is done by priority based on both primary/secondary roads and the snowfall depth. Main streets, or most streets with stripes (i.e. Briargate Parkway, Chapel Hills, Powers, Union), are the priority for Colorado Springs Public Works and their largest plows. These are the streets that carry most of the city's traffic as well as emergency vehicles and public transportation.
The number of plows deployed and the option of pre-treating or anti-icing the streets depends on the weather conditions. When the primary and secondary routes are cleared and safe for travel, the Operations & Maintenance Division may begin plowing and applying anti-skid by grid in residential areas where snowfall has exceeded 6". This is after the storm has passed and snowfall has ceased.
The goal of the City of Colorado Springs Snow and Ice Control Plan is to maintain a safe flow of traffic throughout the City and ensure that each residential area is in close proximity to a plowed street.
- See the snow plow routes https://www.coloradosprings.gov/public-works/page/snow-plow-routes
- The City contact number for snow removal questions is 719-385-5934
- Find out the snow removal situation by calling the Operations and Maintenance Division automated snow hotline, (719) 385-SNOW
- Learn all about how Colorado Springs deals with snow https://www.coloradosprings.gov/snow