JeffCo Snow Removal Driver Shortage

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2021-2022 Snow Procedure Revision

Due to a statewide shortage of truck drivers, Jefferson County Road and Bridge revised its Snow Removal Procedure for the upcoming 2021-22 winter season. We appreciate your understanding as we work through this staffing shortage. Qualified individuals with a Class B Commercial Drivers License (CDL) and a minimum of one year of experience are encouraged to apply to join our team.


Please be patient as there will be an inconvenience during major snow events. Snow operations are labor intensive and equipment does fail on occasion.


Mountain Areas

Snowplowing and application of traction materials will NOT take place from 9 pm – 3 am. When snow depths are seriously impeding vehicle mobility and melting is NOT forecasted to occur within 72 hours, Priority 3 and 4 streets will be plowed. Please note that we do not remove packed snow and ice from residential streets that are passable by passenger cars.


Snowplowing & Ice Control Procedure

Plowing and application of traction materials will take place in four phases during a storm. The order in which streets are plowed in each phase is based on the following definitions of priority:

  • Priority 1 – Main arterial streets that provide for high traffic volumes.

  • Priority 2 – Major subdivision collectors, school zones and school bus routes.

  • Priority 3 – Residential or other local roads that carry moderate to low traffic volumes.

  • Priority 4 – Cul-de-sacs or other dead-end roads carrying very low traffic volumes.