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Posted on: February 5, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Snow removal process update

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. –Blue Springs received over 10 inches of snow yesterday with drifts over 14 inches deep thought the City. When snow reaches these depths, the snow removal process becomes more challenging. Blowing wind and snow drifts have caused crews to revisit primary routes multiple times throughout the winter storm.

Crews have cleared the first and second priority routes and have made initial passes on third and residential routes overnight. Now that the snow has subsided, crews are completing in and out passes on the remaining residential streets. City crews will be working on curbing streets and pushing back intersection corners for the next 24-36 hours and private contractors are assisting the City with the 604 cul-de-sacs throughout Blue Springs. 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 this weekend.

Crews will continue to work around the clock to clear the snow from the streets. 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 Facebook and Twitter accounts and on the City’s Web site and CTV-7.

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