By Jennifer McRae

AURORA, Colo. (CBS4)– It’s the first day of fall but some people are already looking ahead to winter. Aurora hosted its annual snowplow rodeo on Wednesday.

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The event allows snowplow drivers to freshen up on training courses and learn some new skills. The drivers also compete against each other for a little fun.

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“Like it or not, winter’s coming, and last year the first snow fall was on Sept. 8 and we’re living on borrowed time right now, so they should be preparing for winter, getting their cars ready,” said Thomas McMinimee with the City of Aurora.

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During a major snowstorm, the city can plow up to 1,500 miles of roadway.

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The finalists will compete in one last competition on Thursday.

Jennifer McRae