Week of fire followed by weekend with ice and work for plow crews

Posted at 6:17 PM, Apr 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-20 20:17:13-04

A true fire and ice scenario is happening in Southern Colorado. Firefighters are still working on numerous wildfires that started earlier in the week, while street crews prepare for snow and ice removal. "You know in Colorado, you’re always juggling, you’re getting ready for spring/summertime activities and then before you know it you’re plowing snow again," said CDOT Highway Maintenance Supervisor, Brad Bauer. This spring storm will bring rain, slush and snow depending on elevation.

At noon Friday, CDOT had its trucks lined up and ready for work on potentially slick roads. They also have crews ready to work through the night. What they will be doing will likely evolve depending on location and altitude. "Like up north, expect a heavy wet snow with the temperatures, then at some point during the night we’ll probably have to go to applying product, deicers and things like that," said Bauer. At lower elevations crews will be looking for freezing on bridges and overpasses.