Kansas City, Mo., asks residents to move cars off street

If you can't park off street, use one side only

KSNASAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City, Mo., officials ask all residents to remove their parked cars from city streets by 4 p.m. Sunday to allow snowplows to finish clearing up the snow from last week's storm and to prepare for another winter blast expected to hit about 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25.

City Manager Troy Schulte said a state of emergency may be declared early Monday. The National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Warning for the KC area Sunday afternoon, calling for 6 to 10 inches of snow to fall between 3 p.m. Monday and 3 p.m. Tuesday.

City plow crews were making a targeted push to clean up all streets that still needed attention Sunday.

"City crews have worked their tails off around the clock to dig out from last week's near-record storm," said Mayor Sly James. "We need residents to help us finish the job ahead of this week's storm. Please move cars off the street if you can, or follow on-street parking directions. This is a serious public safety issue. Please help one another and the city."

Residents who live in neighborhoods with on-street parking only should do the following:

- On streets that run north/south, park on the west side of the street.

- On streets that run east/west, park on the north side of the street.

Should a state of emergency be declared, vehicles parked on streets that do not comply with these rules may be subject to ticketing and towing.

City officials remind residents that parking vehicles off the street during plowing operations helps drivers to remove snow, especially in cul-de-sacs, dead ends and narrow streets. When on-street parking obstructs the ability of a snowplow to safely proceed, it is possible that the street will be skipped, causing a public-safety hazard.

The city says it is taking such measures because emergency crews must be able to access both primary and residential streets.

For updates as they become available, along with a GPS snowplow map, please visit www.kcmo.org/snow .

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