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Photos: Denver Public Works "Snow Road-eo"

More than 120 total Public Works employees are competing in the 22nd annual Denver Public Works "Snow Road-eo" competition, testing the safety and driving skills of snow plow operators and loaders.

The top three teams from each division will advance to the regionals, held in Estes Park on September 22nd. Westword hit up the rodeo alongside DPW's Marketing and Communications Manager, Daelene Mix, to watch Denver's finest Public Works employees in action on this enormous obstacle course, set in the parking lot of the Denver Coliseum.

A Public Saftey Judge scores these participants' tight spaced, parking drill. The goal was to come within nineteen inches of the back set of cones. Obstacles faced on the course were judged on both speed and accuracy.
A Public Saftey Judge scores these participants' tight spaced, parking drill. The goal was to come within nineteen inches of the back set of cones. Obstacles faced on the course were judged on both speed and accuracy.
Johnny Molfetta
A Volvo loader up close and personal. The loaders faced obstacles that judged turning, speed and lift handling.
A Volvo loader up close and personal. The loaders faced obstacles that judged turning, speed and lift handling.
Johnny Molfetta
Director of Safety for Public Works, Marcel Linne, was the facilitator/announcer for the days events.
Director of Safety for Public Works, Marcel Linne, was the facilitator/announcer for the days events.
Johnny Molfetta
The number 19 snow plow gearing up for action. The first obstacle was to maneuver this giant automobile through a slalom of five tightly packed cones.
The number 19 snow plow gearing up for action. The first obstacle was to maneuver this giant automobile through a slalom of five tightly packed cones.
Johnny Molfetta
The trophies that will be awarded at day's end to the top three, two man teams for the snow plow category, and the top three for the best loaders of the day.
The trophies that will be awarded at day's end to the top three, two man teams for the snow plow category, and the top three for the best loaders of the day.
Johnny Molfetta
A loader entering the obstacle course.
A loader entering the obstacle course.
Johnny Molfetta

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