News from City Hall
City Communications Office
City of Kansas City, Mo.
CONTACT: City Communications Office, 816-513-1349
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 10, 2011
City crews responding to winter weather
City of Kansas City, Mo. crews assigned to arterial, primary and residential streets continue to clear snow from City streets, and Phases I and II of the City’s Snow Ordinance continue to be in effect.
Crews assigned to primary and arterial streets will continue 24-hour operations to remove snow and apply salt on City streets. Crews assigned to residential streets will continue to apply salt on hills, intersections, curves and slick areas and work to maintain a passable lane on residential streets until 6 p.m. tonight, Jan. 10. Residential crews will resume work tomorrow, running routes during daytime hours.
Residents are advised that parking cars off-street during snow removal operations greatly improves the ability of snowplows to remove snow, especially in cul-de-sacs and on dead-end streets. Residents are encouraged to park off-street in driveways when possible.
The City's Snow and Ice Plan calls for keeping primary and arterial streets open for traffic. On primary and arterial streets, crews plow curb-to-curb and work around the clock to remove snow and apply salt. On residential streets, the City's Snow and Ice Plan calls for providing a passable lane. Crews assigned to residential streets apply salt on intersections, hills and curves and plow snow as needed.
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 on a major thoroughfare and block traffic.
During Phase II of a winter storm, cars parked on designated snow routes will be ticketed two hours after the phase is implemented.
The City's Public Works, Parks and Recreation and Water Services departments collaborate to remove snow and ice from approximately 2,400 lane miles of arterial street roadways and 2,000 center lane miles of residential streets.
Residents wanting to report slick spots or missed streets are advised to hold off on calling the 3-1-1 City Action Center until Wednesday morning to allow City crews ample time to clear streets.
At this time, residents may call the following numbers for assistance: 3-1-1 City Action Center, 311 or 816-513-1313; and the Missouri Department of Transportation, 816-622-6500.
Media inquiries about ice and snow removal should be directed to Dennis Gagnon, public information officer for the Public Works Department, 816-513-2659.