Major roads in Denver are drivable after the blizzard, but that doesn’t mean those living on the side streets can actually get to them.
According to a 9 News report, Denver plows have only made one pass over the city’s side streets, and they won’t be making any more.
Meanwhile, the side streets are still covered with considerable amounts of snow and ice.From the article:
Craig says the city waited far too long to start plowing side streets, keeping him stranded for three days.
“I think people thought they would see bare pavement when they went outside, but a lot of snow is left on the ground,” said Dan Roberts, director of Street Maintenance.
Roberts says plows cannot spend much time on each street.
“The reality is: the plows were just making a single pass down their street to do their best they could to make it passable. So, people could get out of their neighborhoods and celebrate Christmas with their families,” he said.
This author lives just off of Colfax, and her regular car still can’t manage on the side streets, or even get to the main ones.