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Posted on: December 21, 2022

[ARCHIVED] City Facilities Closed Thursday, December 21 for Inclement Weather, Unsafe Driving Conditions

City Hall in the Snow

Due to the winter storm warning issued, Blue Springs City Hall, Vesper Hall Community Center, the Public Safety Building and Sunnyside Public Works Operations Building will be closed to the public to ensure the safety of City employees. 

Snow removal crews and Blue Springs Police officers will continue to perform normal operations. Both home delivery and onsite meal programs offered through Vesper Hall will be suspended.

“It was becoming clear by the forecasts that on top of the four inches of snow predicted, the driving wind and dangerously cold temperatures make it too high of a risk for me to ask many of our employees to travel,” City Administrator Mike Ekey said.

City facilities will reopen Tuesday, Dec. 27 following the scheduled closures Dec. 23 and Dec. 26 in observance of Christmas.  

The National Weather Service issued a major winter storm warning for the Kansas City region. The storm system is expected to bring 2-4” of snow with strong winds and dangerously low temperatures. 

Due to this warning, the City of Blue Springs urges residents to avoid unnecessary travel on Thursday and move vehicles off all streets for the duration of the storm.  Vehicles parked on streets impede plowing efforts and can slow emergency response vehicles.

Public Works primary crews will be pre-treating City streets on Wednesday in anticipation of the storm front and are expected to enter Phase I operations early tomorrow morning.  Crews will be working in 12-hour shifts until the storm subsides and streets are clear. For more information about the City’s Snow Removal Plan, go to www.bluespringsgov.com/snow

Updates will be available on the City’s website and social media outlets.  Residents are encouraged to follow the City on Twitter and  Facebook for the most recent updates. 

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