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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.
The Compost Facility at 127th and Hedge Lane will be open on Wednesday 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 regular schedule on Wednesday.
Trash and recycling curbside collections will be delayed by one day for the remainder of the week.
Crews from the cities of Lenexa, Olathe, Overland Park and Shawnee continue working non-stop to clear snow from city streets. Each jurisdiction has made significant progress clearing arterial streets.
Crews from the cities of Lenexa, Olathe, Overland Park and Shawnee continue working non-stop to clear snow from city streets. Each jurisdiction has made significant progress clearing arterial streets. However, the volume and heavy nature of the snow is impacting every jurisdiction’s progress clearing residential streets, and refreezing will further add to the challenge.
Crews continue 24/7 snow operations with large trucks focused on main roadways (arterials and collector streets) and smaller trucks moving into residential areas. Road conditions are slick and drivers can expect windrows (piled snow) at intersections. This is unavoidable given the amount of snow accumulation.
Current weather information indicates an additional accumulation of 1/2 to 1 inch through the afternoon of Feb. 26. The next band of snow fall is predicted to begin at approximately 2 A.M. Wednesday, Feb. 27, with accumulation up to 1 1/2 inches.
Snow plow trucks will service both arterial and residential streets. Crews will provide service 24/7 as long as necessary. We will make every effort to get neighborhoods passable as quickly as possible, but this could be Friday.
All Olathe Parks & Recreation classes are cancelled Monday, Feb. 25. Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.
Afternoon update on Feb. 25
The Olathe Public Library will be closed at both the Main Library and Indian Creek Branch on Tuesday, Feb. 26, in anticipation of severe winter weather conditions.
Midday update on Feb. 25
The Olathe Planning Commission meeting scheduled on Monday, Feb. 25, is cancelled.
Items on the agenda will be continued to Monday, March 11.
Midday update on Feb. 25