Snowplowing: ‘It keeps life going’

Snowplowing: ‘It keeps life going’

It takes an army of drivers and equipment to clear roads during a storm
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Ivan Marrs, with the Colorado Department of Transportation, waves to a fellow snowplow driver while clearing Molas Pass on U.S. Highway 550 south of Silverton on Friday.
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Ivan Marrs, with the Colorado Department of Transportation, pushes snow off of U.S. Highway 550 north of Molas Pass on Friday.
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Being able to multitask is something Ivan Marrs, with the Colorado Department of Transportation, has to be able to do as he drives a snowplow on winding mountain roads using a type of joystick in the plow that operates the front blade, the wing blade and the sander while at the same time watching for traffic on U.S. Highway 550.
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A memorial on U.S. Highway 550 on the north side of Red Mountain Pass, honors snowplow drivers who have given their lives while working on Red Mountain Pass.
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