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City prepares for winter storms

Post Date:01/13/2017 10:58 AM

The City's Public Works Department follows a priority system for removing snow and ice from City streets. Crews work 12-hour shifts throughout a winter storm to provide 24 hour coverage.  The City has 8 trucks working to clear 258 miles of road.

Priority Level

Streets Treated



Main Roadways

Typically high traffic volume multi lane roads
(e.g. 75th Street, Mission, Roe, Nall)


Collector streets

Typically two lane streets within neighborhoods (e.g. 79th Street, 83rd Street)


Residential Streets & Cul-de-sacs

Plowed after snowfall and after Priority 1and Priority 2 streets are cleared.If plowing is not required, the City will spread materials only.


 How You Can Help

  • Stay back a least 50' from the rear of a plow truck so the driver can see you.
  • Park your vehicles in your driveway.  If you must park on the street, park on the even-numbered side of the street.
  • Avoid placing snow from your driveway back into the street or the sidewalk.
  • Clear sidewalks adjacent to your property. Property owners are responsible for removing ice and snow from the sidewalks abutting their property within 24 hours from the time that the snow or ice storm ends. The City does not plow sidewalks or driveways unless it is part of City-owned property.

 Contact the Public Works Department at 913-385-4647 or with questions regarding snow removal.

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