Winter Storm Update on Feb. 27

Crews have made tremendous progress since snow removal operations moved into residential areas less than 24 hours ago.  All residential straight streets are now considered passable and Cul-de-sacs will be passable this evening.  Snow removal operations will continue as long as necessary.

You have worked tirelessly to clear driveways and sidewalks.  We don’t want to inflict any more inconvenience on you right now by attempting to plow curb-to-curb.  This will only push significant snow back into areas you’ve already cleared.  If your street is problematic, please contact the Snow Hotline at 971-6010.

Please continue to help with the snow removal efforts by not parking in the street and not shoveling snow from drives into the street.

Mailboxes and fire hydrants may become blocked by the snow removal effort.  As we move into the storm cleanup phase, in the coming days, the City will deploy equipment to clear piled snow areas as soon as possible.

Trash and recycling curbside collections will be delayed by one day for the remainder of the week.  Service for Tuesday routes has been completed.  Wednesday routes will be serviced on Thursday.  Avoid putting carts in the street.  If you put your cart in a snow drift, crews will put it back to keep the street clear.

The Compost Facility at 127th and Hedge Lane will be open regular hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. through the end of the week, including Saturday, to accept storm damaged limbs and trees.  No charge for Olathe residents with Olathe utility bill and matching ID.  Non-Olathe or commercial loads will have a charge.  The Transfer Station will also be open on their regular schedule through the rest of the week.

The City’s website continues to serve as one source for severe weather news and information.  Visit www.OlatheKS.org for contact information, current updates, the interactive snow plow map, and other helpful resources. 

Thank you for your continued patience and assistance as we continue to work our way through this winter storm event.