Tuesday, February 26, 2013

STORM UPDATE: 12:30 p.m.

Unified Government news release:
City crews have been working around the clock focusing on primary routes. Crews will shift to secondary roads in the afternoon followed by an aggressive sweep of residential streets during the morning hours of Wednesday after completion of primary and secondary roads.

Crews will continue to concentrate plowing efforts primarily on the main arterial routes and then shift to secondary roads in the afternoon. Residential streets will be plowed following the completion of primary and secondary roads.

The City asks for your patience as they work around the clock to clear the City’s major arterial roadways of the heavy snow that blanketed the metro area overnight. The City also requests that residents minimize traveling as much as possible to allow crews greater access to plow roads. If possible, moving vehicles off streets will greatly assist the clearance of residential streets.

An emergency declaration has been issue for Kansas City, Kansas and all of Wyandotte County in response to the winter storm. The Wyandotte County Emergency Operation Center is activated.
Polling Locations Open Until 7:00 p.m.

All five consolidated voting locations are open today and will remain open until 7:00 p.m. Public Works and Facilities Management personnel are on site to clear sidewalks and parking lots of snow to ensure safe entry into the buildings.

The Wyandotte County 311 Call Center has taking phone calls at a rate of 150 per hour since opening at 6:00 a.m. this morning. The Call Center will remain open until 9:00 p.m. tonight and reopen at 6:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 27th.