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City Crews Plowing and Treating Streets Today, Jan. 1

The City’s crews treated all streets with salt overnight and into today, Jan. 1, and have started plowing and treating primary streets. Trucks have also started making one pass on residential streets while the snow continues to fall. Depending on the total snow accumulation, it can take 24-48 hours after accumulating snow ends for crews to plow and treat all streets. Due to the ice/sleet and cold temperatures, there may still be ice and snow packed to pavements even after plowing and treating is completed.

Residents can help the snow control process by removing cars, trash cans, and basketball goals from streets.

As a reminder, there are three street classifications: primary streets, which are major four-lane or high volume two-lane streets; secondary streets, which are minor thoroughfares; and residential streets, which are local streets including dead-end streets and cul-de-sacs. Major highways, interchanges, and most outer roads are maintained by the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT).

The City will continue to monitor the weather forecast and 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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