The primary focus after significant snowfall is to plow and apply deicing materials to all arterial roads for emergency responders, schools, bus routes and motorists, providing a basic network of connected main streets.
The town’s snow and ice removal crews work around-the-clock to monitor incoming storms and determine severity to have the appropriate resources to clear and maintain the roads in a timely manner. Main arterials are plowed and treated several times during a storm, while collector roads, residential through streets, and cul-de-sacs are plowed and treated on an as-needed basis when conditions, often unique to each storm event, warrant it.
Snowplows are equipped with deicing materials such as Ice Buster, a granular rock salt product pre-wetted with Apex Meltdown, to reduce corrosion while increasing de-icing performance on all roadways. Windsor communicates with Larimer County, Weld County, the Town of Severance, The Town of Timnath and the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) during ongoing storms to dispatch plows in as many areas of town as possible.
Each snowstorm varies in conditions, such as the type of snow ranging from light/dry to heavy/wet, temperatures in the air and on pavement, along with wind speed and direction are just some of those factors that the town strategizes around. The snow plan must remain flexible and take into consideration many variables for each storm event. The plan aims to provide the traveling public with the safest surface possible and keep essential traffic moving within reasonable limitations of cost-effectiveness, the town’s limited resources and weather conditions. The Town Manager maintains the right and responsibility for the declaration of a snow emergency outside of the designated plan.
For more information on snow and ice removal, visit windsorgov.com/Snow.