Mesa County maintains 24-hour coverage during and after storms until near normal driving conditions are restored.
What can be expected? A sand and salt mixture is applied to the road surface for better traction and ice abatement. The use of mag-chloride is also used on several snow plow routes throughout the county.
Roads and streets within incorporated cities are not included in Mesa County's program.
Snowplowing usually begins around 2 a.m. and continues until all major roads and bus routes are clear of ice and snow. Plows are often out during the night time hours opening roads.
Mesa County's snow removal program includes the following:
- Plows 641 miles of paved roads
- Uses 34 trucks and four 1-ton trucks to plow paved roads
- Considers 589 miles of paved roads a priority, which means they need to be cleared the first day
- Plows 170 miles of gravel/dirt roads
- Uses 13 graders to plow the gravel/dirt roads
- Considers 144 miles of gravel/dirt roads a priority
For more information, go here or call (970) 244-1807.