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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 4, 2014

Mayor and city manager suggest innovative way to handle tomorrow’s rush hour, provide snow operations update

With 7-10 inches of snow expected to fall today and overnight, Mayor Sly James and City Manager Troy Schulte have recommended an innovative way to spread out tomorrow morning’s rush hour. They suggest that businesses consider staggering the times their offices open tomorrow, Wednesday, Feb. 5, to help alleviate rush hour traffic in the snow.

Mayor James and City Manager Schulte suggest that businesses located between 63rd Street south to the southern City limit open their offices at 8 a.m.; businesses located between the Missouri River south to 63rd Street open their offices at 9 a.m.; and businesses located between the Missouri River north to the northern city limit open their offices at 10 a.m. This is merely a suggestion and is not mandatory.

In addition, City snow plows have begun working in tandem on primary, arterial and residential routes. As evening approaches, the snow will start falling harder and the wind will pick up, which will cause the snow to drift. Plowing in tandem will create wider paths on the roads to help mitigate this drifting.

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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