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City issues Phase I of snow ordinance

The City of Kansas City, Mo., implemented Phase I of the City Snow Ordinance at 2:30 p.m. today.

Phase I of a winter storm watch is issued when the streets are slick. During this time, drivers who do not have snow tires on their cars will be ticketed if they get stuck 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 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 should it prove necessary. Crews assigned to residential streets apply salt and on hills, intersections, curves and slick areas and work to maintain a passable lane.

The City’s Public Works, Parks and Recreation and Water Services departments collaborate to remove snow and ice from approximately 900 miles of primary and arterial routes and maintain a passable driving lane on more than 1,500 miles of residential routes.

Residents may call the 3-1-1 Action Center at 311 or the Missouri Department of Transportation at (816) 622-6500 for assistance. Requests for removal of tree limbs from the rights-of-way should be directed to the 3-1-1 Action Center.

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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