Westcliffe Snow Removal Information
Roads are plowed based on the following prioritization criteria:
- Arterial Roadways and School Bus routes: Arterial roadways are major roadways that provide for high traffic volumes over medium to long distances. Arterial roadways are used for inter-regional, inter-county travel needs.
- Collector Roadways: Collectors distribute traffic between arterial and local roads, serve as main connectors within subdivision and link one subdivision with another. Collectors generally do not provide direct access to private property.
- Local Roadways: Local roads provide for low to medium traffic volumes within county/towns maintained subdivisions and provide direct access to residences or private property.
Property Owners, who create hazards in a public right-of-way
Property owners, who create hazards in a public right-of-way, e.g., plowing snow off private drives, piling construction materials or timber, or placing garbage bins, may be subject to prosecution under C.R.S. 43-5-301. A property owner may also be liable for any injury attributable to a hazard or the removal of hazards/he has created in a public right-of-way. Vehicle owners and property owners in a public right-of-way are likewise subject to prosecution and vehicle impoundment.