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City Crews Plowing and Treating Primary Streets Today, Monday, Feb. 8

The City’s crews are plowing and treating primary streets today, Monday, Feb. 8, after additional freezing rain and snow moved through the area. Crews will not be working overnight as extremely cold temperatures will make removing snow difficult and limit the effectiveness of salt. Crews will resume plowing and treating secondary and residential streets during daytime hours on Tuesday, Feb. 9. Streets will remain slick, with snow packed to streets. Residents should use caution and drive for the conditions. Additional snow is forecast for Wednesday, Feb. 10. The City will continue to monitor the weather forecast and update its response accordingly.

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Ice and Snow Expected in Winter Storm Dec. 31 – Jan. 1

Ice and Snow Expected in Winter Storm Dec. 31 – Jan. 1

The City’s crews will report at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 31, to begin pre-treating roadways with salt ahead of the winter storm forecast for the Kansas City metro area. Freezing rain and sleet are expected late Thursday, Dec. 31, and overnight into Friday, Jan. 1,  before the precipitation changes over to snow. Crews are expected to continue treating roadways with salt overnight; however, heavy periods of freezing rain may wash away salt treatments and...
Refreeze Possible During Morning Commute on Wed., Dec. 30

Refreeze Possible During Morning Commute on Wed., Dec. 30

With temperatures rising, any remaining slush on roadways is expected to continue melting today, Tuesday, Dec. 29. Above freezing temperatures and rain are expected overnight. Temperatures may drop below freezing early Wednesday, Dec. 30, and wet pavements may refreeze. Residents should use caution during the morning commute, especially on elevated surfaces such as bridges and overpasses. Crews will treat roadways as needed. The City will continue to monitor the...
City’s Crews Prepared for Winter Weather Early Tuesday, Dec. 29, through Friday, Jan. 1

City’s Crews Prepared for Winter Weather Early Tuesday, Dec. 29, through Friday, Jan. 1

The City has a crew scheduled to report at 3 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 29, to monitor and treat roadways as needed for the morning commute. Freezing rain and ice is possible in the early morning hours, and roadways may become slick. Residents should use caution while driving, especially on elevated surfaces such as bridges and overpasses. Crews will treat roadways as necessary throughout the day. With temperatures fluctuating above and below freezing, crews also will be...
Portion of Southeast Green Street to Close Dec. 21

Portion of Southeast Green Street to Close Dec. 21

Portion of Southeast Green Street to Close Dec. 21
***UPDATE*** This closure will be extended until 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 24, to allow sufficient time for a concrete patch to cure before being opened to traffic. Southeast Green Street will be closed to through traffic between Southeast Fifth Street and Southeast Fourth Street from 8 a.m. on Dec. 21 until 5 p.m. on Dec. 23. The closure is necessary for stormwater pipe installation. The detour route is Southeast Fifth Street, to Southeast Douglas Street,...
City Crews Treating Elevated Surfaces with Brine Today, Tuesday, Dec. 8

City Crews Treating Elevated Surfaces with Brine Today, Tuesday, Dec. 8

The City’s crews are treating elevated surfaces with brine this morning Tuesday, Dec. 8. The fog plus low temperatures may create slick conditions on elevated surfaces such as bridges.

Brine is a saltwater solution which helps to prevent ice and other precipitation from bonding to pavement. Roadways and other surfaces treated with brine often have a striped appearance.

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