Keeping those roads clear

Published: December 3, 2013, 2:20 pm, by Bill Radford

I met the grader operator today who maintains the roads in my area of eastern El Paso County. He’s Todd Orr, and his duties including smoothing the gravel roads when they get washboardy and plowing the snow on all the roads in the area. Which means he could be pretty busy this week. He says he gets “pretty pumped” about the big storms.  But he aknowledges you have to be pretty vigilant when you’re out plowing in a blizzard in the middle of the night with visibility down to, oh, about nothing. “You just have to be extremely cautious and alert,” he says.