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City of Kansas City, Mo.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 4, 2014

Phase 2 of Snow Ordinance in effect

The City of Kansas City, Mo., announces that Phase 2 of its Snow Ordinance is in effect. Phase 2 identifies a parking emergency, during which any vehicle parked on an Emergency Snow Route must be removed within two hours, or by noon today, Feb. 4. Citations will be issued to motorists who do not heed emergency conditions. A list of the City’s Emergency Snow Routes can be found here: http://kcmo.org/idc/groups/cco/documents/citycommunicationsoffice/kcmosnowpolicystreets.pdf.

The Winter Storm Warning continues to be in effect, with 6-10 inches of snow expected to fall throughout Kansas City today. The City urges residents to take precautions during this snow event and avoid driving in these hazardous conditions

Residents are advised that parking cars off-street during snow plow operations greatly enhances the ability of snow plows to remove snow, especially in cul-de-sacs and dead end streets. If a vehicle must park on-street, the following parking practice is being requested:

–On streets that run north/south, park vehicles on the west side of the street.

–On streets that run east/west, park vehicles on the north side of the street.

Please note, vehicles without adequate tire tread that get stuck on a major thoroughfare will be ticketed and towed. Tow storage lot fees will apply.

The City’s Emergency Operations Center currently is activated at a level two, and personnel representing key City departments, as well as KCPL, are present and working together to monitor the event and coordinate activities among City departments providing snow and ice removal and emergency responders from the Police and Fire departments.

Trash and recycling services are on schedule, but bulky pickup services are suspended to allow those crews to assist with snow removal.

Residents wanting to report slick spots or missed streets to the City’s 311 Call Center should wait until the next business day after snow has stopped falling. While crews are running assigned snow routes, it is assumed that all streets are slick. Only after snow has stopped falling and all snow routes have been run does the City’s 311 Call Center accept requests for slick spots and missed streets.

Please visit www.kcmo.org/snow to view the GPS snow plow map and other snow-related updates. Please review the City’s snow safety tips to help prepare: http://kcmo.org/CKCMO/NewsArchives/120413B.

To receive text and email notifications from the City, please sign up for the City’s Nixle notification system at www.kcmo.org/nixle. Residents may also sign up by texting their ZIP code to “888777.”

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