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Latest winter storm no problem for Olathe road crews

Posted at 10:55 AM, Jan 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-24 12:39:31-05

OLATHE, Kan. — Olathe road crews worked 12-hour shifts to get roads in good shape in time for Friday morning's rush hour.

The public works department said more than 60 trucks, big and small, plowed and treated main and residential streets.

The city said 1,311 lane miles and 1,428 cul-de-sacs are plowed during each snow event.

Street maintenance superintendent Chad Courtois explained the conditions this time around made their job a little easier.

“The temperatures were a little bit higher, so [it] was a lot easier for us to manage, not near as much material," Courtois said. "All the rest of the storms this winter have been really cold outside and hard to manage with ground temperatures. This one was really a piece of cakes for us.”

The city said it hopes to have all roads in good shape by noon.