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CONTACT: Mary Charles, city communications officer, (816) 513-1356


Phases I and II of City Snow Ordinance no longer in effect

The City of Kansas City, Mo., is alerting motorists that Phase I and II of the City Snow Ordinance ended at 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 30. Motorists are advised to use caution as many residential streets remain snow packed.

City of Kansas City, Mo., crews assigned to arterial, primary and residential streets are still running snow routes as outlined in the City’s Snow Plan. Crews assigned to primary and arterial streets work around the clock to remove snow and apply salt on City streets should it prove necessary. Crews assigned to residential streets apply salt as needed on hills, intersections, curves and slick areas and work to maintain a passable lane on residential streets.

The City's Public Works, Parks and Recreation and Water Services departments collaborate in the City's effort to remove snow and ice from approximately 900 miles of primary and arterial routes and maintain a passable driving lane on more than 1,800 miles of residential routes.

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.

Residents can call the following numbers for assistance: City of Kansas City, Mo., 3-1-1 Action Center (a division of the City Manager's Office), 311 or 513-1313; 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 Action Center. Requests for service also can be submitted to the 3-1-1 Action Center online at

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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