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What can be expected?

A sand and salt mixture is applied to the road surface for better traction and ice abatement. The use of mag-chloride is also used on several snow plow routes throughout the valley. Snow plowing is not done in sub-divisions because of the lack of area to store snow that has been plowed. Sanding is limited to stop signs, hills, curves and bus routes within the sub-divisions.

What is it?

Snow removal on major roads and bus routes.

Photograph of Snow plow maintaining roads in a residential neighborhood during snow storm

When we do it?

Snow plowing usually begins around 2:00a.m. This continues until all major roads and bus routes are clear of ice and snow. Plows are often out during the night time hours opening roads.

Why is it done?

Snow removal is critical for safe transportation of Mesa County residents.