News from City Hall
City Communications Office
City of Kansas City, Mo.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 25, 2013
Snow Ordinance suspended following winter storm
The City of Kansas City, Mo., is notifying motorists that phases I and II of the Snow Ordinance have been suspended. Motorists legally parked on assigned Emergency Snow Routes will not be ticketed or towed. In addition, the City’s 311 Call Center will now accept requests for slick spots and missed streets.
In residential areas, motorists are asked to park vehicles off-street if possible. If a vehicle must park on-street, the following parking practice is being requested:
-On streets that run north/south, please park on the west side of the street.
-On streets that run east/west, please park on the north side of the street.
Parking vehicles off-street during snow plow operations greatly enhances the ability of snow plows to remove snow, especially in cul-de-sacs, dead ends and narrow streets. When on-street parking obstructs the ability of a snow plow to safely proceed, it is possible that the street will be skipped.
The City’s Snow and Ice Plan calls for the City’s Public Works, Parks and Recreation and Water Services departments to collaborate on removing snow and ice from approximately 2,400 lane-miles of primary and arterial routes and applying salt as needed. On primary and arterial streets, crews plow curb-to-curb and work around the clock.
Crews assigned to residential routes typically plow snow between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. and work to provide a passable lane. Crews assigned to residential streets apply salt on intersections, hills and curves and plow snow as needed on more than 3,500 centerline-miles of residential routes.