KC prepares for snow

March 10, 2017 - 12:48 am
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The snow plows haven't moved much this winter in Kansas City...but the crews are ready to go. "Our trucks have gotten a nice rest, but they are ready for the snow." said Beth Breitenstein, spokeswoman with the KC Public Works Department. "The crews are out today applying brine, which is a salt and water solution, before the snow arrives. We think the warm surface temperatures the past few weeks and the air temperature this weekend will limit the amount of accumulated snow on roadways, but we will be prepared and will be out through the duration." Breitenstein said. Nearly 150 snow maintenance vehicles will be spread throughout the city, treating the primary and secondary streets. "The snow emergency routes will be a priority and we will sent out the residential crews, if necessary." she said. Any snow that does fall in Kansas City will be the first measurable snowfall since January 5th, according to the National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill. There has been only 4.5" of snow recorded at KCI this year, which is the lowest Winter total since 1922-23.
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