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Greeley, CO 80631
tel: (970) 350-9336
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Snow and Ice Control

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Call the Greeley Snow Hotline, 351-SNOW (7669), to request de-icing or plowing of your street or others that need attention. Tune to radio station KFKA 1310 AM for regular local updates on local conditions and closures.

Greeley's average total snowfall is 36" annually. When any amount of snowfall is predicted, City crews from various departments are reassigned to snow control. Crews are put on 12 hour shifts 24/7 and private contractors are called-in to assist as needed. City employees and contractors will do their best to get streets open as quickly as possible.

The City’s snow control plan is designed to focus on clearing of major arterial streets for emergency responders, schools, bus routes and motorists providing a basic network of connected main streets. The information on this page explains in more detail the City’s normal snow control procedures for Greeley’s 367 miles of streets. Note: During a snow emergency, parking restrictions on major arterials will likely be imposed.

Classification Description Action
Category I 0" - 2" of snow resulting in icy conditions throughout the city.
All main arterials, selected collector streets, bus routes, around schools, hazardous stops, hills and all emergency facilities are treated with de-icing material.
Category II 3" - 4" of snow resulting in sleet and slushy conditions throughout the city. All main arterials, selected collector streets, bus routes, around schools, hazardous stops, hills and all emergency facilities are treated with de-icing material and plowed if necessary.
Category III 5" - 8" or more with wind causing blizzard conditions. All main arterials are plowed, treated with de-icing material until the storm subsides: then, collector streets, bus routes, around schools, hazardous stops, hills and all emergency facilities are treated with de-icing material and plowed if necessary.
Category IV A major snowstorm amounting to 8" or more. Concentration is given to all main arterials and emergency facilities. Collector streets, bus routes and around schools are treated with de-icing material and plowed as soon as possible thereafter. Residential streets are treated with de-icing material and plowed if needed, at the discretion of the Director of Public Works or the Street Superintendent.

*Guidelines only - other factors may necessitate actions.

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  • Priority 1: Arterials considered to be the minimum network which must be kept open to provide a transportation system connecting hospitals, police and fire stations.
  • Priority 2: on all remaining arterials, selected collectors, bus routes, and around schools.
  • Priority 3: on all other selected collectors completing the network covering the major traffic volume streets and selected "Hot Spots" such as intersections, hills, and known routes for disabled individuals.
  • Priority 4:* all remaining streets, such as residential and local streets. Except for unusual conditions, all priority 1, 2, and 3 streets will be kept open and maintained. When this is not possible, the priority 3 streets will be dropped first, and, if necessary, the priority 2 streets will be dropped. The priority 1 streets will be kept open at all times. The snow routes have been established so that regardless of which priorities are dropped, the remaining portion will be one connected, continuous system.

    * The priority 4 streets will not receive regular winter maintenance. If snow accumulation completely blocks traffic movement, the priority 4 streets will be plowed when the crews are able to complete their higher priority districts. It is to be emphasized that plowing of priority 4 streets may not occur at all unless the Director of Public Works determines the snowfall depth and/or drifting warrant such action. Equipment, however, will be provided as necessary to respond to emergency situations

THE PLACING, DUMPING, OR PUSHING OF SNOW ONTO CITY STREETS OR RIGHT OF WAYS FROM ADJACENT PROPERTIES IS PROHIBITED BY ORDINANCE.

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