A long road - literally - ahead for Kansas City snow plow drivers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It's a long road ahead – literally - for Kansas City road crews as they work to clear the highways and byways after Thursday morning's snowfall.

Kansas City Public Works Department spokesman Sean Demory says his crews have been out since 11:30 p.m. Wednesday night treating the 6,300 miles of roadways in Kansas City.

Now that the snow has stopped, Demory says there are 65 crews working residential areas and another 135 vehicles working main thoroughfares.

He says crews are concentrating on a couple hot spots, including Prospect Boulevard between 47th and 75th streets and 53rd Street between Swope and Troost.

Temperatures are expected to rise through the day and then dip again overnight, which may cause more problems Friday morning.

"We are absolutely ready to deal with that," Demory said. "That's part of the process for us. We don't stop just because the snow's off the ground."

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