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Dec 19, 2012 10:22 AM by Greg Boyce

Colorado Springs crews work to clear roads

The City of Colorado Springs snow crews are currently working to clear snow on Primary Routes.

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 smaller streets and school access.

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.

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