With a potential to see 2 to 3 feet of precipitation and wet, heavy snow, we encourage members of the community to prepare and stay safe, by:
- Staying up to date on the latest weather forecasts from authoritative sources like the National Weather Service - Boulder.
- Avoiding travel if possible.
- Taking your time and give snow plows a wide berth, if you must travel.
- Treating snow-covered traffic signal as red and proceed with caution, and watching for snow covered stop signs.
- Checking-in on neighbors.
- Ensuring sidewalks are cleared within 24 hours of the end of the storm.
- Signing up to receive local emergency alerts to your cell phone at your911.net.
A message from Xcel Energy
is preparing to increase the number of employees and contractors they can call on to quickly and safely repair any damage that may be caused by heavy snow. Spring snowstorms have the potential to cause tree limbs to break, causing damage to power lines.
Xcel Energy has called on hundreds of employees and contractors to be ready for the storm which is expected to dump most of the precipitation over the weekend and is also working with neighboring utilities to coordinate outage restoration efforts across the state. The forecasted amount of snow could affect road conditions and how quickly crews can respond. They are being asked to make sure they have chains available to help them move quickly and safely through the snow.