A strong cold front is set to arrive in Denver later today bringing with it an estimated three to six inches of snow. Denver Public Works crews are closely monitoring road conditions and will fully deploy their 70 heavy plows when snow begins to accumulate on Denver’s main roads, or most streets with stripes.
Snow showers may begin before the evening commute however accumulation on roadways is not expected until later tonight. As temperatures drop near zero, roads will become icy; Public Works crews will monitor conditions and distribute de-icing material throughout the network. In advance of a snowy Wednesday morning commute, drivers are encouraged to allow extra time to arrive at their destinations.
Whether walking, biking, using transit or driving during snowy, frigid days, commuters should evaluate the situation and choose the method of transportation that they are most comfortable with given the day’s weather conditions.
Forecasts are predicting an extreme cold snap lasting several days. Please follow these safe heating tips from Denver Human Services and Denver Fire:
- If you smell gas, get out of the house immediately and call 911 from a safe location.
- Avoid overloading electrical outlets with too many plugs.
- Make sure space heaters are at least 3 feet away from flammable items.
- Use the furnace as your main heating source. Never use the oven to heat your home.
- Financial assistance is available to help pay home heating costs to people that qualify through Denver Human Services. LEAP is designed to pay a portion of your heat bill during the winter season, November 1 – April 30. Call 866-HEAT-HELP (866.432.8435) or visit www.denvergov.org/leap for more information.