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KC metro leaders: Preparations underway for winter weather

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Posted at 3:32 PM, Oct 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-25 23:59:52-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City metro leaders said they are prepared for winter weather.

Ralph Davis, KCMO public works director, said in a news release that crews have been preparing for several week by checking equipment, cleaning plows and “starting to practice routes.”

“Our trucks are ready, our salt domes are full and our team is prepared for the weather headed our way tomorrow and the rest of the winter season,” Davis said.

A snow plan will be presented to the Kansas City, Missouri, City Council at 2 p.m. Thursday during a business session.

Independence crews will be on-call to respond as early as 5 a.m. if necessary.

The Missouri Department of Transportation plans to have crews monitoring road conditions between 10 and 11 p.m. and treating roads with liquids.

Full MoDOT crews will begin their work around 7 a.m. Monday.

In Overland Park, snow crews plan to work overnight, according to a city spokesperson.

Crews will be dispatched to treat elevated surfaces and, if needed, all city streets. As of Sunday night, crews were expected to arrive around 2 a.m. Monday.

A Winter Weather Advisory was issued Sunday afternoon.