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City crews running snow routes

City of Kansas City, Mo., Public Works Department crews assigned to arterial, primary and residential streets began running snow routes at noon on Jan. 31.

While the current weather forecast calls for no more than 2 inches of snow, 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 areas apply salt on hills and slick areas and work to maintain a passable lane on residential streets.

Phase I of a winter storm watch will be 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.

Citizens may call the following numbers for assistance: 3-1-1 City Action Center (a division of the City Manager's Office), 311; and the Missouri Department of Transportation, (816) 622-6500. Requests for removal of tree limbs from the rights-of-way should be directed to the 3-1-1 City Action Center.

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