Tuesday, Dec. 18 2012 5:40PM
Preparing for snow
With the potential for snow this week, Lee’s Summit is getting ready to clear the streets.
The storm is forecast for Wednesday, Dec. 19, and the Public Works Operations crews will mount plows and spreaders onto snow equipment that afternoon.
Precipitation is expected to begin as rain and to change to snow at about midnight. Crews will begin pre-treating city-owned streets with salt at 4 p.m. Wednesday and will treat and plow roadways overnight, if necessary.
For more information about the City’s snow removal program, visit www.lspw.net or follow us on Nixle, Facebook and Twitter.
Residents are also encouraged to:
• Slow down: snow and/or ice can make stopping distances much longer, so leave more distance between your vehicle and the vehicle ahead of you
• Stay up-to-date on weather conditions by listening to radio, viewing television weather casts, and going online
• Remove vehicles from streets to prevent a delay and to improve the snow removal process
• Shovel snow to the side of your driveway to lessen the amount of snow left at the entrance of your driveway
You may call the Snow Desk at (816) 969-1870. Normal business hours are 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. During winter storm events, the Snow Desk operates 24 hours a day.