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Posted on: February 25, 2013

[ARCHIVED] City offices closed today due to severe winter storm

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. – For the safety of City employees, all non-essential staff will not report to work tomorrow and Blue Springs City Hall and the Vesper Hall Community Center will be closed to the public. Public Works and Public Safety staff will continue to perform normal operations. City Hall and Vesper Hall will reopen Wednesday, February 27 at 8 a.m.

Tonight’s Planning Commission Meeting is continuing as scheduled. The Blue Springs Police Department’s Rape Aggression Defense class tonight is cancelled. Both home delivery and onsite meal programs offered through Vesper Hall will be suspended and all recreation programs are canceled tomorrow.

The National Weather Service issued a major winter storm warning for the Kansas City region. The storm system is expected to bring 6-10+” of snow along with strong winds beginning tonight and continue overnight.

Due to this warning, the City of Blue Springs urges residents to avoid unnecessary travel 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 are prepping the roads in anticipation for tonight’s storm 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.

Updates will be available on the City’s Web site and social media outlets. Residents are encouraged to follow the City on Twitter at www.twitter.com/BlueSpringsGov or become "fans" of the City's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/bluespringsgov. Links to both sites can be found by visiting the City’s Web site at www.bluespringsgov.com.


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