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#snolathe Updates - Jan. 10-11

Post Date:01/09/2020 5:00 PM

Sunday, Jan. 12, 12:30 p.m.: 100% of Olathe streets have been plowed and treated since the snow stopped yesterday. A few stray flurries or sprinkles of snow may fall across the Metro throughout the afternoon; however, this should not impact road conditions in a significant way.

A small crew will report for duty at 4 a.m. on Monday to assure bridges and overpasses are continuously treated.

Visit OlatheKS.org/Snow for more information about snow plow operations.


Sunday, Jan. 12, 9:30 a.m.: 80% of Olathe streets have been plowed and treated since the snow stopped yesterday. The day crew will work to complete the rest, and will go back through neighborhoods for a second time.

Visit OlatheKS.org/Snow for more information about snow plow operations.


Saturday, Jan. 11, 7:30 p.m.: Crews will continue to plow and treat roads overnight Saturday and into Sunday. Forecasts call for light snow showers Sunday afternoon and evening. We do not anticipate significant additional accumulation on roads, but conditions may still be slick and dangerous.

Per usual, large and small truck drivers will work throughout Saturday night and Sunday to treat and clear roads as much as possible, working on rotating 12-hour shifts.

Visit OlatheKS.org/Snow for more information about snow plow operations.


Saturday, Jan. 11, 9:30 a.m.: Forecasts are calling for a light freezing drizzle/sleet mix that could transition to a light snow by mid-morning. Road temperatures will remain below freezing throughout the day, allowing for snow to accumulate and creating slick road conditions. The snow is expected to stop around mid afternoon.

Large and small truck drivers will work throughout the day to treat and clear roads as much as possible. Day and night shift crews will continue to work rotating 12-hour shifts throughout the weekend as needed.

Visit OlatheKS.org/Snow for more information about snow plow operations.


Thursday, Jan. 9, 5 p.m.: Forecasts are calling for a winter storm to approach Olathe beginning with widespread storms by mid-morning on Friday, Jan. 10. As temperatures fall quickly on Friday afternoon, rain will turn to freezing rain and create slick road conditions around the evening rush hour. Steady rainfall leading up to the drop in temperatures could make pre-treating roads difficult, if not impossible. The storm is expected to turn from sleet to snow overnight into Saturday, with snow moderate to heavy at times. The snow is forecasted to end by late afternoon, Saturday.

The City of Olathe is preparing plows and trucks for treatment operations. Crews will attempt to pre-treat roads with rock salt two hours before the rain transitions to sleet and ice on Friday afternoon. Both day and night shift crews will work in 12-hour rotating shifts to plow and treat roads throughout the weekend until all the storm ends and all streets are completed.

Visit OlatheKS.org/Snow for more information about snow plow operations.

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