DENVER (CBS4) – February’s record snow is making for headaches well into March as snowplows are still working to keep roads clean following the latest snowfall.

The remnants of last month’s record-breaking snowfall are definitely continuing. On Wednesday evening commuters dealt with another long drive home on snowy and slushy streets.

In Capitol Hill Tom Thaxton was shoveling snow — something he feels he hasn’t stopped doing since the first snowflakes fell last week.

“Probably everyday it seems like; a couple hours a day it seems like,” Thaxton said.

It’s a sentiment shared by many.

“I think for February it was unusual to see that much snowfall,” Heather Burke with Denver Public Works said.

Denver Public Works snowplows have had their fair share of work lately.

“They’re well stocked up with their de-icing materials,” Burke said.

Tom Thaxton shoveling in Capitol Hill on Wednesday (credit: CBS)

Tom Thaxton shoveling in Capitol Hill on Wednesday (credit: CBS)

Burke said the city’s roughly 70 plows continued on full snow patrol Wednesday afternoon.

“People are out and about still today … we just ask drivers (to) just take things slow and give yourself plenty of time to get to where you’re going,” she said.

As the snow comes to a stop the Denver’s 4-hour requirement for businesses to shovel snow, and 24 hours for residents, will resume being enforced.

Denver Public Works on Thursday is planning on switching over the snowplows into pothole duty. They’ve already filled approximately 10,000 potholes so far this year.


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