Sara Hertwig
Kellie Graves found her place as a snow plow driver for Clear Creek Public Works.
Plowing into a new adventure

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is part two of a three-part series about the women who work in the county's public works department.


After weeks of unseasonably warm temperatures, the forecast was finally calling for snow. The morning of Jan. 10 was looking iffy at best. It wasn't that cold, but county snow plow operator Kellie Graves had her fingers crossed anyway.

With her 15-ton Freightliner 108SD, Graves was ready for whatever Mother Nature could dish out.

'Fell apart'