As of 5:45 AM, there are no school, road, or business closures to report.
We will provide updates as they become available to us.
When the snow falls, you wonder why it takes so long to get certain streets cleared. Most cities have a list of street priorities to make sure city streets are clear.
Typically, residential streets are not plowed unless there is an extreme snowfall, and snow accumulations completely block traffic. This is done to save money on snow removal costs, and because the amount of traffic and speeds on these residential streets don't require the streets to be plowed.
The Fort Collins Snow Removal Priority lists are:
Streets such as Prospect and College. These streets are considered to be the minimum network which must be kept open to provide a transportation system connecting hospitals, fire stations, police stations, and rescue squad units. Collectively, Priority 1 streets make up the Snow Emergency Route.
Streets such as Remington and Swallow. All remaining arterials and selected collectors completing the network covering the major traffic volume streets.
Streets such as Casa Grande and Fossil Creek Parkway. All remaining collectors, bus routes, and access to schools.
Priority 4 streets are plowed only when snow accumulations completely block traffic movement, or when a Snow Emergency has been declared.
The City has established priorities to make the most efficient use of snow removal resources. The established priorities are as follows:
Four lane arterials which carry the most traffic, plus important two lane thoroughfares. Examples include 14th St. SW., Taft Ave., and HWY 287.
Heavily-used two lane collector streets, school bus routes and streets which serve commercial/industrial zones.
All remaining streets, including residential areas.
Priority One and Two snow routes will be routinely maintained except under extreme weather conditions. As a winter storm worsens, it may prove necessary to temporarily drop Priority Two routes in order to keep the higher priority streets open and well treated with de-icers.
Priority Three routes (residential streets) are not routinely plowed and de-iced during the winter months.
Greeley follows the same Priority 1/2/3 program that Fort Collins and Loveland operate on. A map of Greeley's priority 1/2/3 snow removal routes are on the City of Greeley Streets department website. Click HERE to get a map.
Please note: parking on main arterial streets may be restricted during snowfall. Cars may be towed at the owner's expense.
National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for most of Northern Colorado and Southern Wyoming as an arctic air mass moves in over the region, bringing single digit temperatures and snow with it.
Snow will become widespread over lower elevations overnight, with temperatures dropping into the teens and single digits later tonight.
NWS forecasts that snow will continue Wednesday, with heavy amounts possible mainly in the morning. Snow will decrease throughout the afternoon, with the bulk of the snow falling before sunset.
Accumlations are estimated to be around 1 to 3 feet for the mountains; 6-15 inches for Fort Collins/Loveland/Greeley/Cheyenne areas, and about 2 to 7 inches for the plains.
Bundle up, as forecasts indicate that temperatures will remain below freezing well into next week. Light snow will continue in the mountains, with chances of more snow on the plains Thursday-Sunday.
We will provide more winter weather updates as we get them. Go to our WINTER WEATHER UPDATES page for the latest in school & business closures, road closures and more.