Denver Prepares its Residential Plows in Advance of Today’s Storm

Published on January 17, 2023

Snow Plow on Road plowing snow

DENVER – In anticipation of a winter storm due to arrive in Denver later today that could bring 6”-11” of snow followed by prolonged cold temperatures, the city is mounting plows on its residential 4x4 pickup trucks to be ready to deploy to the side streets.

DOTI is providing an opportunity for the media to get pictures of the residential plows and a spokesperson will be available for interviews.

When: 11:15 a.m. TODAY

Where: Denver’s Central Platte Campus, 1271 West Bayaud Ave. Enter the campus, drive pass the fueling station on your left and look to your right for a row of big plows and someone to point you to the photo op location.

Here’s what residents can expect from the residential plows:

  • They’ll take a single pass down the center of each side street over the course of a 12-hour shift.
  • They’ll take the top few inches of snow off the street.
  • They will 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.

In addition to addressing the residential streets, the city will deploy its big plows to the main streets when snow starts to accumulate.