BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. –Blue Springs received over 12 inches of snow yesterday with drifts over 18 inches deep thought the City. When snow reaches these depths, the snow removal process becomes more challenging.
The snow crew has completed passes on the first and second priority streets and removed several drifts that had closed entire roads. The snow stopped about 12 hours ago and crews are currently working on getting one pass on the remaining streets within the next 6 hours. Fifty percent of the third priority and residential streets have received service. Crews will continue to work around the clock to clear the snow from the streets.
City crews will be working on curbing streets and pushing back intersection corners for the next 24 hours and private contractors are assisting the City on cul-de-sac streets. These contractors will be removing snow piles in the middle of cul-de-sac streets created by the snow plowing process. Contractors will lift the snow out of these troubled areas and place the excess snow on resident lawns.
A primary resident concern is the amount of snow that accumulates at the end of driveways after crews have completed the street plowing process. As each pass is made pushing the snow closer to the curb additional windrows will be created. We apologize for the inconvenience, but the windrows are an unavoidable part of the snow removal process. It is important to move the snow to the curb since the forecast calls for another storm late in the weekend.
Blue Springs’ City Hall is open and residents can call the pre-recorded snow removal information number at (816) 228-0295 to learn the latest information on the City’s snow removal process.
Updates will also be available on the City’s Web site and social media outlets. Residents are encouraged to follow them on Twitter at www.twitter.com/BlueSpringsGov or become "fans" of the City's Facebook page by logging onto www.facebook.com and searching for the City of Blue Springs, Mo. Links to both sites can be found by visiting the City’s Web site at www.bluespringsgov.com.