Snow Plowing

Littleton snow plows

The city's Public Works Department is geared up for the winter season with its snow and ice-control program. During a snowstorm, the goal is to clear Priority 1 streets first. Once all Priority 1 streets are considered passable, crews will begin plowing and de-icing Priority 2 and Priority 3 streets as needed. When Littleton receives six or more inches of snow and once all Priority 1, 2 and 3 streets have been cleared, crews may plow the center of the residential streets.

The city's preparedness includes:

  • Six snowplow/sanders and one reserve truck;
  • A large motor grader, one front-end loader and two backhoes for cutting ice and significant snow accumulations;
  • 2,000 tons of Ice Slicer, 10,000 gallons of magnesium chloride (MgCl2);
  • Sixteen operators trained and available 24/7 for snow call-outs;
  • Eleven employees from the department's Grounds Division for clearing city-owned sidewalks and parking lots.

The Colorado Department of Transportation manages snow and ice control on Santa Fe Drive, Belleview Avenue (east of Federal Boulevard), Platte Canyon Road and C-470.

For pedestrians safety, residents and businesses are required to remove snow from sidewalks and other public right-of-ways on their property (including RTD bus stops) within a reasonable amount of time after every snowfall. For more information view the City Code (8-1-4).

Contact the city with snow related issues via SeeClickFix

2023 Snow Priority Route Map

Snow route priority map (larger image)(PDF, 1MB)

Snow Priorities Map 2023