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Phase I - First Response
When the snow begins to fall or ice begins to form in the City of Blue Springs, the Public Works Department executes an emergency winter storm plan to remove snow and ice accumulation from roadways in order for you to travel safely throughout the city. When it first starts to snow, 8 primary trucks with spreaders begin clearing snow and ice from heavily traveled and hilly roadways, while also spreading deicing chemicals.
Phase II - More Snow, More Resources
When snowfall depth on the street accumulates to 2 inches, 7 additional plows join the 8 first response plows. Depending on the forecast and current road conditions, the plows may team up and tandem plow the primary roads before breaking off into residential streets. Once the primary and secondary roadways are cleared, the trucks will split from the tandem plowing operation and go into third priority hilly roads and residential streets.
During Phase II, residents should move vehicles off all streets until plowing has been completed. The crews work around the clock until all roadways have one pass cleared.
Phase III - Heavy Snow
If snowfall accumulation continues and reaches a depth of at least 4 inches, crews will continue plowing all roadways curb to curb. During Phase III, residents should move vehicles off all streets until plowing has been completed. The crews work around the clock until all roadways have been cleared.
For more information or if you have any questions, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions, contact the Street Department at 816-228-0195, or emailJeff Mock. To find out what phase of operations the crew is currently in, please call the Snow Removal Hotline at 816-228-0295. The snow removal route maps are available for viewing if you would like to see how the streets are prioritized in your area.