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Snow and Ice Control 

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The City of Arvada's Snow and Ice control policy is to plow and apply de-icing material to  arterial and collector streets on a priority basis.

Priority 1 (Red Routes) streets are arterial streets, essential streets for emergency vehicle response, streets that provide connectivity with plowed streets in adjoining jurisdictions and school zone streets.

Priority 2 (Blue Routes) streets are major and minor collector streets which provide access from Priority 1 streets to residential streets.  

The Priority 1 and 2 streets are shown on the city snow plowing route map . Residential streets are not routinely plowed unless they have steep hills with chronic icing problems.  However, they will be plowed if the City Manager declares a snow emergency.

Requests for Street Plowing, Sanding and Gutter Ice Removal

To request plowing and sanding service on a Priority 1 or 2 route, or if you have a severe ice build-up problem in the street or gutter due to melting snow and ice, you may submit a request by:

  • Calling the Street Division at 720-898-7725. Please leave a brief message stating your request and the location - by address or reference to cross streets.Your request will be logged into our work order system.
  • Or provide a service request by Ask Arvada.


Please note that we do not remove packed snow and ice from residential streets that are passable by passenger cars.