CDOT says 248 maintenance employees will continue to use a variety of equipment, snow removal products and technology to battle the winter conditions on Denver metro area highways. During snow events, CDOT crews will work 12-hour shifts, even on holidays and weekends, until the roads are clear of snow and ice.
CDOT has 100 snow plows and 17 broom trucks and $6.6 million budgeted for plowing and deicing operations.
In addition to the snow removal equipment, CDOT will continue to use both liquid de-icers, solid de-icers, and a sand/salt mixture.
Last year, CDOT used approximately 1.6 million gallons of liquid de-icer and nearly 18,000 tons of solid de-icers in the Denver metro area while plowing, sanding and/or de-icing over 570,300 miles of road.