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Snow & Ice Response


Despite the infrequency of storms, the Operations & Maintenance Division must be prepared for minor and major snowstorms from September through May. The City's Operations & Maintenance Division is responsible for servicing over 5,833 lane miles of roadway, extending over a 194 square mile area. While average annual snowfall stands at 42 inches, snow can pile up quickly, at varying rates throughout the City. Elevation and wind can compound accumulation, causing an immediate impact on the City's mobility. Hence, the need for safe and passable streets is a priority for the Streets Division.

The Operations & Maintenance Division generates its weather data from a variety of sources that provide information about storm probability, expected start and end times, anticipated total accumulations and other data that assists the City in preparing for and responding to these storms. These sources include:

  • the National Weather Service
  • the Weather Channel
  • the Internet
  • Contact information

  • City of Colorado Springs Operations & Maintenance Division, (719) 385-5934
  • 24-Hour Answering Service, (719) 278-8352
  • Operations and Maintenance Division automated snow hotline, (719) 385-SNOW
  • National Weather Service Forecast information for Colorado Springs, (303) 573-6846
  • What to do before, during and after a storm - Winter Weather Hub

State and County Roads
All State and County roads are maintained by their own staff. For information on snow removal on State or County roads, call:

  • CDOT winter road conditions, (303) 639-1111
  • CDOT road maintenance office (Colorado Springs), (719) 634-2323 or (719) 576-1868
  • El Paso County Department of Transportation office, (719) 520-6460