Wednesday, February 5, 2014

UG snow removal crews now clearing residential streets

KANSAS CITY, KAN. ------ Here's an update on the snow-plowing from the Unified Government:
City crews have been working around the clock aggressively clearing snow on primary and secondary roads. These roads have the highest volume of traffic and are the major thoroughfares through the City and County. Public Works completed the plowing of these roads at approximately 9:00 a.m. this morning and have now transitioned into residential neighborhoods.

KCK received approximately 9 to 10 inches of snow from yesterday’s winter storm that didn’t blow past until about 4:00 a.m. this morning. Crews will continue addressing concerns and clearing neighborhood streets well into the evening and night hours. Residential streets are expected to be completed early Thursday morning.

To ensure that emergency vehicles and plows get through, the UG is asking residents to not block emergency routes through the city. If these routes are blocked by stranded vehicles, the cars may be towed. Emergency routes are major thoroughfares through the city and are clearly identified by street signs.

Also if possible, please park cars in driveway so that plows can have easy access to clear snow from your street.

The KCATA and UG Transit bus services are up and running, but there may be some delays. Customers can track their buses using the live-bus-tracking tool, WebWatch.

Deffenbaugh Industries will not collect residential and commercial routes today, Wednesday, Feb. 5 in Kansas City, Ks.All routes will be serviced one day late through Saturday. Commercial collections will experience significant delays.

Deffenbaugh asks residents to help drivers by making sure containers and bags are not buried or bound by snow.

If snow plows haven’t cleared a residential street by Thursday morning, residents can call the 3-1-1 Call Center. Residents can also email snow related concerns and questions to