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City streets and maintenance crews treat roadways ahead of storm

St. Joseph Street Maintenance spent much of today treating roads.

Posted: Feb 6, 2019 7:36 PM
Updated: Feb 6, 2019 7:36 PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Streets and maintenance crews will be working ahead of the third winter storm of the year. 

Director of St. Joseph Streets and Infrastructure Keven Schneider said the preparation for an ice or sleet event is can but more challenging than a snowstorm. Schneider said temperatures can play a big role in the effectiveness of their treatment.

"[In] super cold [weather], [ice] is just harder to melt," Schneider said. "Sunshine, even if it is cold will do some good, but if it's staying cloudy and cold it may be a long couple of days."

Schneider said street crews have been out treating emergency and secondary routes. 

St. Joseph
Clear
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Hi: 68° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 64°
Clarinda
Partly Cloudy
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Hi: 66° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 63°
St. Joseph
Clear
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Hi: 67° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 64°
Chillicothe/Agri
Partly Cloudy
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Hi: 68° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 62°
Falls City
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Hi: 68° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 62°
Today will be another warm and sunny day with temperatures making a run for 70 this afternoon. Winds will remain comfortable today out of the south east around 5-10 mph. Clouds will start to build into our area tonight into the overnight hours. Clouds will linger through the first half of our Friday as an area of low pressure passes to the south of our area. Rain chances look to stay well south of our area as well. Temperatures will be a bit cooler on Friday but will quickly warm up again for the weekend. Above average temperatures and sunshine look to continue into next week. Rain chances will start to return to the forecast by the middle of next week.
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