Lee’s Summit focusing snow removal efforts to residential areas

02/22/2013 1:54 PM

05/16/2014 9:15 PM

Snow removal crews in Lee’s Summit are shifting their focus from primary routes to residential areas, city officials said this morning.

“The primary roads are cleared,” said Lee’s Summit Assistant Chief Jim Eden. “People can help us out tremendously by keeping their cars off the streets, especially in cul-de-sacs.”

The pre- and post-treatment of the roads by snow crews was working to get the streets cleared, Eden said.

Lee’s Summit received more than 11 inches of snow from the winter storm. With today’s temperatures in the upper 20s, the snow is expected to continue to melt. Residents are still being asked to remain indoors unless absolutely necessary so crews can remove the snow.

With the threat of another snowstorm coming late this weekend or early next week, Eden suggested that once it is safe to get out, people should restock their food and supplies to prepare for another snow event.

Lee’s Summit was remaining in a state of emergency as it monitors the possible storm.

In the meantime, snow crews were working to clear the residential streets as quickly as possible.

“We are asking people to be patient,” Eden said. “We had a lot of snow and we are doing the best we can — it will just take some time.”

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