FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 6, 2008
Phase I of snow ordinance ends
The City of Kansas City, Mo., has concluded Phase I of the City’s Snow Ordinance. Crews assigned to arterial, primary and residential streets will continue clearing snow and ice.
During Phase I of a winter storm, drivers who do not have snow tires on their cars will be ticketed if they get stuck on a major thoroughfare.
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 plan calls for providing a passable lane. In addition to plowing, crews assigned to residential streets apply salt on intersections, hills and slick areas.
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.