CDOT Warns Of Dangerous Driving Conditions With Storm

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

DENVER (CBS4) – The Colorado Department of Transportation says they’re ready for snow and have been prepared since Tuesday morning.

They had 100 snow plows out in the metro area Tuesday night, 500 statewide and they say they’ll stay out until the storm passes.

“We’re going to be on it, we’re going to be putting down product and certainly attacking those trouble spots,” said Mary Crane from CDOT.

With temperatures expected to drop below freezing for the next few days crews are treating the roads with a solid de-icer.

“Anytime you have a snowstorm like this, especially with cold temperatures, there’s going to be ice. You need to prepare for winter driving conditions,” said Crane.

CDOT’s traffic management office is keeping an eye on winter driving conditions

Staff will be monitoring roads across the state alerting drivers of high winds, traffic and closers.

Even though the snow plows are out working, roads may still be slick.

“As we get closer to the morning hours, we’re going to continue putting down product and getting rid of as much ice as possible,” said Crane

Denver Public Works also sent out 70 plows but warned that no residential streets would be plowed because fewer than 12 inches of snow was expected.

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