Getting plowed

Getting plowed

No doubt, things are piling up out there. Even as CDOT crews toil around the clock to clear unprecedented amounts of snow and debris from Red Mountain Pass and even a rare I-70 slide, City of Durango road crews are contending with some serious dumpage of their own.

For those of you who want to know just how much, here’s a flurry of fun facts:

• Miles plowed: 6,333
• Plow hours: 655
• Snow removed from the Central Business District: 1,165 loads (that's 18,640 cubic yards) • Total operational cost: $186,377
• Miles of roadway maintained by the City: 83