Significant Snowfall Impacting Residential Progress

With a break in snowfall, City snow operations have made enough progress for residential units to begin heading back into neighborhoods.  Crews will be working through the night, and residents are asked to be patient as crews tackle over 1,200 lane miles and 1,500 cul-de-sacs.  Residential units are smaller vehicles and snow removal progress will be substantially impacted by the high volume of snow.  Larger trucks will serve residential areas as available.

According to Public Works Director Ron Norris, it will take several days to service all residential areas.  “It’s been some time since we’ve experienced a storm of this magnitude.  We appreciate the patience of our residents as we work through the weekend to clear streets.” 

Because of the extensive snowfall earlier this morning, residential units were pulled to focus on clearing main roadways/arterials for emergency responders. 

You can track 24/7 snow plow operations online at Snow Plow Map.  Stay up-to-date on weather-related news and information at www.OlatheKS.org, on Facebook, and Twitter.

Afternoon update on Feb. 21