The city makes every effort, to the extent possible with current staffing and funding, to pretreat main arterials for ice prior to major snow events and to remove snow and ice as quickly as possible during and following a storm event. City crews work in shifts around the clock to ensure that our streets are safe and passable.
The city is responsible for the maintenance of approximately 241 lane miles of arterial, collector and local streets.
The city is divided into four main sections for snow plowing. If possible, crews will be assigned to the same route each snowstorm throughout the winter season. This will allow crews to become familiar with their routes and any trouble spots within those areas, which will result in more efficient snow plowing efforts.
Snow removal priority is a volume-based plan, focusing on clearing streets that benefit the greatest number of users first.
Exceptions: Varying weather conditions may require plows to return to first and second priority streets prior to servicing third and fourth priority streets. The focus is to provide service to the greatest number of users first.
Emergency vehicle access will also be a high priority. Residents experiencing a medical emergency should call 911. City crews will work in conjunction with police, Northglenn Ambulance and the North Metro Fire Rescue District to provide emergency access.