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Posted on: March 15, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Snowstorm cleanup could take several days

snow update

After this weekend’s snowstorm brought record snow accumulation to Brighton, the City’s streets crews continue to diligently plow snow to clear the roads. Crews will be prioritizing clearing of all primary and secondary roads, and then will turn their attention to neighborhood routes (residential neighborhoods will follow after these three routes are complete). Due to the ongoing effort, the City asks for residents’ continued patience as plowing will likely take several days to be completed.

As of this morning, all primary routes have been plowed, treated and widened to be in drivable condition. In addition, all of Prairie Center and hospital-area streets are plowed and fully open. CR2 is open from 19th Street to Highway 85 (partially open from 19th to 50th streets). About 70-percent of all secondary roads have at least one lane in each direction open. 

Current efforts include working to fully open CR2/Baseline Road (but there are several abandoned vehicles along this corridor), secondary school streets, 144th and 136th, and CR4 and CR6. 

With snow removal expected to continue over the next few days, here is what to expect for residential streets:

  • Your residential street may not be plowed for several days
  • The City will plow a single lane down the middle of the road
  • Plowing will create mounds of snow on either side of the plowed lane
  • Shoveling snow from one’s car or driveway is the responsibility of the property owner
  • The City will respond to problematic areas after all roads are cleared, which could be several days

Since the onset of the storm, the City’s Public Works crews have been working around the clock to clear roads. The City appreciates the public’s understanding and asks for continued patience with on-going snow removal efforts as cleanup may last for several days. This snowstorm was the fourth largest in Denver Metro history, so all hands are on deck, with the City’s Parks and Utilities departments assisting with plowing operations. 

For the City’s current snow removal map, go to If you’d like to report a problematic area in need of snow removal, please go to or download the “SeeClickFix” smartphone app.

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