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City’s Crews Pretreating Streets Ahead of Winter Storm

City crews are pretreating streets today, Thurs., Jan. 16, ahead of a predicted winter storm. Forecasts are indicating snow after midnight that changes over to sleet and freezing rain early Friday morning before becoming all rain Friday afternoon. Slickness is expected at onset, and cold temperatures and freezing rain will reduce the effectiveness of salt treatment on streets. Residents should use caution, especially on elevated surfaces such as bridges and overpasses and on untreated surfaces such as parking lots and sidewalks.

Re-freezing is also a concern for Saturday morning, and crews are currently scheduled to treat streets early Saturday morning. The City will continue to monitor the weather forecast and will update its response accordingly.

 

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City Crews Prepared for Potential Winter Weather This Weekend

City Crews Prepared for Potential Winter Weather This Weekend

The City’s crews are prepared for potential winter weather beginning in the evening on Sat., Jan. 28, and continuing overnight into Sun., Jan. 29. The chances are very low at this time but the City’s crews have prepared trucks and equipment and will be called out if necessary. The City will continue to monitor the weather forecast and update its response as needed.

 

City Crews Completed Treating Streets Today, Jan. 25

City Crews Completed Treating Streets Today, Jan. 25

The City’s crews treated streets with salt overnight, and completed treating all streets by 3:30 p.m. today, Wed., Jan. 25. Pavement temperatures warmed throughout the day which helped the melting process. As pavement temperatures drop below freezing overnight into Thurs., Jan. 26, some streets may have slick spots due to re-freezing. Drivers should continue to use caution, especially on elevated surfaces such as bridges and overpasses.

 

City Crews Preparing for Snow Tonight, Tues., Jan. 24, and Overnight Into Wed., Jan. 25

City Crews Preparing for Snow Tonight, Tues., Jan. 24, and Overnight Into Wed., Jan. 25

The City’s crews are preparing for more winter weather as a wintery mix is expected to move in tonight, Tues., Jan. 24, and then change to snow overnight into Wed., Jan. 25. Crews are scheduled to report at 7 p.m. tonight to begin treating streets with salt and plowing as needed, and are currently scheduled to work through Fri., Jan. 27, if plowing is necessary. Drivers should use caution during the Wednesday morning commute, especially on elevated surfaces...
City Crews Treating Streets This Morning, Sunday, Jan. 22

City Crews Treating Streets This Morning, Sunday, Jan. 22

The City’s crews worked overnight into Sun., Jan. 22, to treat streets with salt, and expect to be complete by 11 a.m. Drivers should continue to use caution, especially on elevated surfaces such as bridges and overpasses, until pavement temperatures rise above freezing later this morning.

City Crews Preparing for Snow This Weekend

City Crews Preparing for Snow This Weekend

The City’s crews are preparing for snow on Sat., Jan. 21, and overnight into Sun., Jan. 22. Crews are scheduled to report at 7 p.m. on Saturday to treat streets as needed and will continue to work overnight into Sunday. Snow accumulations for the Lee’s Summit area may be around one half inch, and the main concerns will be snow overwhelming pavements Saturday night and a re-freeze Sunday morning when temperatures drop below freezing. READ MORE -->

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