City's snow crews focusing on the secondary streets

Two days after the blizzard, city crews continue to clean up after the storm.

Posted: Nov 27, 2018 2:24 PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Two days after the blizzard, city crews continue to clean up after the storm.

While many of the main roads and interstates are now clear, the focus is now on the secondary streets through residential areas.

During heavy snow and the immediate time following, snow removal crews focus on emergency routes, the main roads that are travelled on most.

Now that those roads are clear, crews can now focus on clearing the other roads.

As work continues, officials still are worried about roads refreezing overnight as temperatures drop after sunset. 

"The emergency routes are the first priorities," Keven Schneider, Superintendent of Streets and Infrastructure with the city of St. Joseph said. "So the supervisors out on the streets will be watching those periodically throughout the night, especially around 4 in the morning. Getting ready for the rush hour and if they do start slicking up some, we'll get some salt on them."

Schneider says that all roads should be clear on Wednesday.

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A weak front will move out of northwest Missouri and northeast Kansas Sunday morning giving the region a slight chances for showers before sunrise. A southeast wind will pick up Sunday around 10 to 15 mph, sunshine will return, and temperatures will warm into the upper 70s.
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