Snow Plow Routes

Snow Plow Routes

Under Normal Circumstances

County roads will receive maintenance in the following manner:

  • Days with measurable snow amounts, routes will be plowed in their entirety.
  • Days without snow, crews will clean up and push back snow routes as needed. All roads may not receive attention on those days.
  • On regular working days, plowing operations will begin at 6 a.m. and will end at 2:30 p.m.
  • Weekends and extended shift plowing may take place under the direction of the district foreman.

In Extreme Circumstances

County roads may not receive same-day maintenance if:

  • We experience equipment failures or breakdowns.
  • Emergencies require route equipment and operators at a specific county location.
  • The operator is not aware that said road is in need of attention.
  • Snowstorms happen in late afternoon and crews are no longer on duty.

Property Owner Liability

Property owners who create hazards in a public right of way (i.e., plowing snow off private drives, piling construction materials or timber, or placing garbage bins), may be subject to prosecution under Colorado Revised Statute 43-5-301

A property owner may also be liable for any injury attributable to a hazard or the removal of a hazard s/he has created in a public right of way. 

Vehicle owners and property owners whose guests leave vehicles in a public right of way are likewise subject to prosecution and vehicle impoundment.