Streets still very snowy across the metro area

Posted at 11:52 AM, Dec 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-16 13:52:00-05

Snowy side streets caused problems for drivers Wednesday morning.

Our own live truck got stuck in the snow as we left the garage to report on the conditions.

More than 10 inches of snow fell in parts of the metro area Tuesday.

Snow removal crews in Aurora are focusing on the main streets and bus routes and skipping most residential neighborhoods.

"Primary routes have all been plowed and deicing chemicals have been applied," Aurora officials said on Facebook Wednesday morning. "Low temperatures are hampering any melting so streets still have snowpacked and icy sections."

In Denver, the Department of Public Works had dozens of residential snow plows working on clearing the streets overnight.

The city deployed 96 4x4 plow trucks at 9 p.m. They were scheduled to continue plowing through 9 a.m.

Denver Public Works, as well as Parks and Recreation drivers, were assigned to make a single pass down each of Denver's residential streets, shaving off the top few inches of snow pack to make the roadways more driveable and prevent deep rutting. 

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Conditions on the highways varied widely across the metro area Wednesday morning.

Denver7 Traffic Anchor Jayson Luber was already seeing multiple crashes on Interstate 70 at 5:15 a.m.

There were also two crashes on Interstate 25, south of Denver, Wednesday morning.

The other crash was on southbound I-25 near 470.

"Nearly double the commute time on SB 225 from before Parker Rd to I-25. Heavy volume and slick roads to blame," Luber reported at 6:30 a.m.