Nov 2, 2011 9:17 AM by Greg Boyce
City of Colorado Springs snow crews are currently working in snowy areas. Primary routes will be cleared first. Primary routes are multi-lane roads with large volumes of traffic or hospital access.
Once the primary routes are passable, crews will move to secondary routes. Secondary routes include school access roads. The City is responsible for 1,780 lane miles of primary and secondary streets.
It can take six hours or more to clear the primary routes in a large event; and, if snow is continuously falling, the primary routes often have to be treated more than once, delaying when crews can start on secondary routes.
The city offers an automated snow line, 457-7669, where residents can check on the current callout status.