What do you use on the roads to prevent snow and ice buildup?

The City of Aspen has tested various deicing chemicals in the search for an environmentally safe, effective, and affordable alternative to sanding the roads. We are currently applying no type of deicer chemicals to any street maintained by the City of Aspen.

The Street Department uses an average of 389 tons of 3/8’’ washed chip rock per winter season to improve traction on the City streets. This material is hard and dustless, thereby helping to reduce dust/PM-10 in the air. The City applies sanding material in the commercial core, on Main Street, and on bus/emergency vehicle routes and roads that have steep grades. Gravel is also applied at major intersections where stopping and turning are difficult.

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1. What is the minimum amount of snow for which the City’s snowplow/removal team will mobilize?
2. What do you use on the roads to prevent snow and ice buildup?
3. What is the difference between snow plowing and snow removal operations?
4. What time does snow plowing and removal occur?
5. When will my street be plowed?
6. Why can’t the snowplow driver change the angle of the blade to avoid plowing snow into my driveway?
7. How do I request a new street street sign?
8. What is the difference between a pothole, a sinkhole, and a utility cut?
9. My car was towed. How do I find it?
10. Who is responsible for maintenance, replacement or any damages to the objects on City property?