With what looks like a major snowstorm getting ready to wallop West Central Missouri, Warrensburg's Police Chief and Street Superintendent talk snow removal, snow routes, and how to make sure your street gets plowed.

Warrensburg Street Superintendent Dave McCannon says the Public Works Department is making sure all the City's snow removal vehicles will be ready to go. And Chief  Munsterman reminds residents to get their vehicles off streets and cul-de-sacs. before the storm hits.

McCannon says it's difficult to get the City's plows through the streets when there are cars parked on both sides, and the limited visibility from inside the plows makes the job even more difficult. If plow drivers can't safely get a plow down your street, the street will not get plowed until after the storm subsides and the City can came back around and take care of it.

The City also reminds residents you can't park on Emergency Snow Routes and cul-de-sacs when it snows two or more inches. Additionally, McCannon asks residents to avoid parking in the throws to the cul-de-sacs because that can prevent the plows from getting through.

Cheif Munsterman reiterated the point about moving cars saying Warrensburg Police don't want to go knocking on doors at 2:00 AM CST asking people to move their cars.

 

As of Monday afternoon, January 31, the National Weather Service out of Kansas City has most of our area including Johnson and Pettis Counties under a Winter Storm Watch calling for anywhere between six inches and 14 inches of snow from Tuesday night through Thursday afternoon. And an updated forecast of the snow totals for the area shows the Kansas City area receiving between six to eight inches of snow, and the Sedalia area getting between a foot and a foot and a half of snow.

The National Weather Service is discouraging travel Wednesday through Thursday and is warning some power outages are possible.

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