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Olathe treats for freezing rain, sleet, and snow

Post Date:01/22/2019 4:00 PM

UPDATE 7 a.m., Jan 23: Snow stopped falling at 11:15 p,m. with accumulation of between ¾ to 1 inch. All primary streets have been plowed and treated, but some existing snow will remain until the sun comes out and traffic picks up. All residential areas have been treated or plowed at least once.

If you are out driving, please be careful as roads will likely still be slick.

Visit OlatheKS.org/Snow to learn more about snow and ice treatment operations.


UPDATE 9:30 p.m., Jan. 22: Night shift trucks continue treating operations with reports of very slick road conditions. Treatment efforts are a little slower than usual due to the slick conditions, but crews are still making progress. A slight dusting of sleet has covered elevated surfaces and untreated areas with road temps just below freezing.

Crews will continue to work throughout the night and will switch to snow plowing operations if necessary.

Visit OlatheKS.org/Snow to learn more about snow and ice treatment operations.


Weather forecasts call for light rain this afternoon that could turn into freezing rain, sleet, and snow as temperatures drop below freezing overnight.

Crews are pre-treating roads as much as possible, but rain makes this difficult as any pre-treatment may be washed away. Night shift drivers will report for duty at 7:30 p.m., continuing to treat roads as necessary and shifting to plowing if required.

Please drive carefully if you are out and about as roads may be slick due to flash freezing.

Visit OlatheKS.org/Snow for more information on snow treatment and plowing or to follow along with the plows.

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