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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. 

Saint Joseph
Clear
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Hi: 57° Lo: 32°
Feels Like: 37°
Maryville
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Hi: 56° Lo: 29°
Feels Like: 40°
Savannah
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Hi: 56° Lo: 31°
Feels Like: 37°
Cameron
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Hi: 55° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 38°
Fairfax
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Hi: 58° Lo: 30°
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Rain chances continued on Tuesday afternoon for northwest Missouri and northeast Kansas. Shower chances continue throughout the day Tuesday and into Wednesday morning. Wednesday we will see cooler temperatures across the area with highs only in the lower 40's. Temperatures will be on the mild side in the 40s and 50s into the later half of the week.
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