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Snow Removal
Snow covered park and gazeboSnow Plowing / Ice Control
For Information or questions regarding snow plowing please call the City of Durango Snow Hotline at (970) 375-4646.

The City of Durango is located in a mountain environment that receives frequent, and at times significant, snow fall. The City of Durango Street Department is responsible for plowing snow from 75 lane miles of roads within the City limits, and the removal of snow from 55 City blocks in the Main Street commercial area.

The City of Durango provides 24-hour snow plowing during storm events in six zones throughout the City. The City of Durango streets are plowed on a prioritized basis:
  1. Primary streets and emergency routes
  2. Secondary streets and school zones
  3. Residential streets
  4. Alleys and small residential streets

Road Closures During Winter Weather
Except in unusual circumstances, all priority one, two, and three streets will be kept open and maintained at all times. As winter storm conditions worsen, it may be necessary to drop priority three and four streets temporarily in order to ensure that the priority one and two streets remain open. 

Snow routes are streets that have been designated as important and necessary routes for safe travel within the City of Durango. Motor vehicles may be towed from designated snow routes if they are not moved when a red alert is declared by the City of Durango Streets Department.

Whenever possible, City of Durango residents are encouraged to move their cars off the streets to aid in efficient and effective snow plowing operations.

Contact Info
Mike Somsen
Street Superintendent

Ph: (970) 375-4839