What are the road conditions like in Colorado? How do you know which roads have been plowed and salted? If you live in Colorado, then you’ve likely experienced extensive snowfall since Winter Storm Selene rolled in. Many areas are still at a complete standstill, including the Denver International Airport, which is shut down. You’ll want to keep track of snow plows when you’re getting ready to head back out on the roads.
Here’s where you can find more information about snow plows in your area:
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) launched a new web application just a month ago to help you track snow plows in real time. You can see the statewide Automated Vehicle Locator here. You can use this app to see what’s been plowed and current road conditions. For each snow plow, you can see what speed it’s traveling and its direction. Areas that you can view include Colorado Springs, Boulder, Denver, Erie, Englewood, and more.
Unfortunately, this app is still being deployed for Colorado Springs, Park County, Springfield, and Craig areas, according to the app’s main page. As for Colorado Springs, the city maintains its own snow plow map at this link. Read more about it here.
Snow plows are operated around the clock on the most heavily trafficked roadways until they’re not needed, according to CODOT. These include highways with average daily traffic of 1,000 or greater. If roadways are less traveled, removal hours are typically limited to 14 hours, from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m., except for some school bus routes, hospital routes, and the like.
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