Friday, Feb. 22 2013 9:12AM
LS snow plows headed for residential streets
Snow crews continue to plow Lee’s Summit collector and arterial roads and smaller trucks are working in residential areas. The city will transition into curb-to-curb clearing now that the snow has stopped.
Deputy Director of Public Works Bob Hartnett said the department expects to move all of its equipment to residential streets about 10 a.m. today, Feb. 22.
To clear primary roads, the police department on Feb. 21 started towing illegally parked and abandoned vehicles that are blocking the primary roads. If you have questions about your vehicle, call the Lee’s Summit Police Department at (816) 969-7391.
Additionally, the Fire Department asks citizens to avoid covering fire hydrants while shoveling snow. If a hydrant is covered by snow near your property, please uncover it.
Residents can help the snow removal process by shoveling snow to the side of driveways to lessen amounts left at the entrance of drives.
For questions, 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.
For more information about the City’s snow removal program, visit www.lspw.net or stay-up-to-date on Nixle, Facebook and Twitter.
Mayor Randy Rhoads on Feb. 21 declared a State of Emergency and activated the Emergency Operations Center. It is staffed by Rhoads and representatives from city departments including Public Works, Fire, Police, Administration, Finance, Information Technology Services, Procurement, Planning & Development, Parks and Recreation, Water Utilities and Codes Administration until the impact of storm has been reduced.
Public Works crews operated at a Level 4 with 30 vehicles plowing around the clock due to blowing and drifting snow.