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City of Kansas City, Mo.

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CONTACT: City Communications Office, 816-513-1349

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 10, 2011

Phases I and II of City Snow Ordinance implemented

The City of Kansas City, Mo., implemented Phase I and II of the City Snow Ordinance on Monday, Jan. 10 at 10:30 a.m.

Phase I of a winter storm watch is issued when the streets are slick. During this time, drivers will be ticketed if they get stuck and block traffic on a major thoroughfare.

In Phase II of a winter storm, cars parked on designated snow routes will be ticketed two hours after the phase is implemented.

City of Kansas City, Mo., crews assigned to arterial, primary and residential streets are running snow routes as outlined in the City’s Snow Plan. Crews assigned to primary and arterial streets will work around the clock to remove snow and apply salt on City streets if necessary. Crews assigned to residential streets apply salt on hills, intersections, curves and slick areas and work to maintain a passable lane on residential streets during daylight hours.

The City's Public Works, Parks and Recreation and Water Services departments collaborate in the City's effort to remove snow and ice from approximately 2,400 lane miles of arterial street roadways and 2,000 center lane miles of residential streets in a timely manner.

Residents can call the following numbers for assistance: City of Kansas City, Mo., 3-1-1 Action Center (a division of the City Manager's Office), 311 or 816-513-1313; and the Missouri Department of Transportation, 816-622-6500. Requests for service also can be submitted to the 3-1-1 Action Center online at http://www.kcmo.org.

Media inquiries about ice and snow removal should be directed to Dennis Gagnon, public information officer for the Public Works Department, 816-513-2659.

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