Denver Public Works employees Dave Moore, left, and Dave Champ, right, affix snowplows to the last truck in a fleet of 60 that will be used to plow
Denver Public Works employees Dave Moore, left, and Dave Champ, right, affix snowplows to the last truck in a fleet of 60 that will be used to plow residential Denver. The trucks will work alongside 30 parks and recreation plows and 30 contracted plows to make residential streets drivable. (AAron Ontiveroz, The Denver Post)

Denver Public Works has dispatched 120 trucks to deal with snow on 14,000 residential streets in the metro area.

The trucks will make making one sweep apiece, said Ann Williams, a Denver Public Works spokeswoman.

Crews have a goal of making contact with all those blocks in the next 48 hours, but it may take three days, Williams said.

Residents should note that the trucks will not remove snow down to the bare pavement.

The trucks are meant to take the first inch or two of snow off the streets so deep ruts do not form, Williams said.

Ryan Parker: 303-954-2409, rparker@denverpost.com or twitter.com/ryanparkerdp