City of Fort Collins offices and facilities and all City programming, including kids’ camps, have been canceled and are closed today, Monday, March 15, due to the ongoing winter storm.
The closure includes Timberline Recycling Center, recreation and cultural facilities, and Transfort, which will not operate today due to weather conditions and snowed-in bus stops. Gateway and Soapstone natural areas are also closed today.
Status and trail conditions for all other Natural Areas can be found on the website posted below. Emergency and 24/7 services will be open and available still.
City Streets crews are continuing their plow operations city-wide and will continue to do so following the City’s prioritization plan. The National Weather Service in Boulder has received snowfall reports totals around 20 inches or more across Larimer County, including Fort Collins and Loveland.
Drivers should continue to maintain a safe distance from plows as it is difficult for plow operators to see close vehicles. Remember never to pass plows on a two-lane road. Plows should be passed on the left when on a multi-lane road.
Residents are reminded that shoveling snow into the street is illegal, creates a hazard, and negates City Street crews’ work. Residents who require assistance with shoveling can contact Neighborhood Services’ Adopt-a-Neighbor by calling 970-224-6046.
The Traffic Operations Department continues to advise drivers that some traffic signal heads may become blocked by the snow due to a combination of high snowfall amounts and wind. At intersections where that occurs, drivers cannot tell what color the signal is showing. Drivers should treat the signal as a stop sign and proceed when it is safe to do so.
Drivers involved in non-injury, non-drug/alcohol-related crashes can enhance information and report accidents online instead of waiting for a police response. Updates regarding the storm will continue to be posted on the City’s social media channels.