Snow Response Plan

Shoveling


In accordance with the Lyons Municipal Code, property owners - including both residents and businesses - must remove snow or ice within 24 hours after the last accumulation. If sidewalks remain hazardous and unkempt, the Town may mitigate and charges will be sent to the property owner. 

Lyons Municipal Code, Sec. 11-1-50:
It shall be unlawful for any owner or occupant of any lot, block or parcel of ground within the Town, or for any agent in charge of such property, to allow any snow or ice to accumulate or remain upon any sidewalk alongside such property longer than twenty-four (24) hours from the time of the last accretion of such snow or ice.

Thank you for your help in maintaining a safe environment.

Town-Managed Sidewalks


Town-managed sidewalks and right-of-ways are broken down in to 4 classifications (refer to map)
Critical (red) – areas that offer access to highly used Town buildings/facilities (Depot, Town Hall, Visitors Center) and RTD Park and Ride areas
  • Inspected and treated (when warranted) anytime freezing temperatures and precipitation are expected, shoveled along with Primary Routes 
School Routes (green) – Sidewalks that funnel pedestrian traffic to the High School
  • Shoveled or plowed any time accumulations of 2” or more occur, treated as needed 
Secondary Routes and Trails (blue) – Sidewalks and trails with below average traffic, often in parks 
  • Shoveled or plowed any time accumulations of 4” or more occur, treated as needed 

Sidewalks Snow Response

Snow Response - Sidewalks
Click image to enlarge the Town's sidewalk snow response plan.

Roadways

Roadways are broken down in to 5 classifications (refer to map)

State Highway (yellow) – maintained by CDOT
  • Plowed or treated anytime weather dictates
Problem Hills (green) – 5 hills in town which have a tendency to become difficult to pass
  • Inspected and treated (when warranted) anytime freezing temperatures and precipitation are expected, plowed along with primary routes
Primary Routes (red) – Arterial streets with above average traffic due to access into and out of neighborhoods or to important locations such as Town Hall or schools
  • Plowed and treated any time accumulations of 2” or more occur. 
Secondary Routes (blue) – streets with average or below traffic, often in residential neighborhoods; 
  • Plowed and treated any time accumulations of 4” or more occur. 
Tertiary Routes (purple) – alleyways with well below average traffic, as well as the cemetery road
  • Plowed and treated anytime accumulations of 6” or more occur.

Roads Snow Response

Snow Response - Roads
Click image to enlarge the Town's roads snow response plan.