Aspen out of places to put snow " again |

Aspen out of places to put snow " again

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN ” City of Aspen street crews are once again running out of places to put the snow.

The City Council was asked Tuesday for its support in considering different locations for snow storage now that the city’s dedicated space near the Aspen Airport Business Center is full.

The retention pond on the west side of the Brush Creek park and ride lot is one option for snow storage, as is the hay field on the Marolt Open Space. The empty lot on South Aspen Street at the base of Aspen Mountain where the Mine Dump Apartments used to be is another possibility, but the city would need the permission of the land owner, Centurion Partners.

The Brush Creek lot would not interfere with parking, and snow would be hauled there during the early morning hours, said city streets supervisor Jerry Nye.

The open space field would be used as an emergency site and for hauling during the day, said Jeff Woods, the city’s parks and recreation manager.

“There are no complaints here. … We love the snow; it’s great for skiing and everything else, but at the same time, it presents challenges,” he told the council.

The council agreed to all three sites for use as snow storage options.

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