Every time it snows, Kansas City resident Mark C. Thompson wonders: Why does the city push snow into a big pile that blocks northbound Wornall Road at Ward Parkway, just west of the Raphael Hotel?
“It always blocks the right turning lane and many times even blocks the first lane going into the Plaza,” said Thompson, who sent photos from last weekend’s storm and one last month.
Over time, he said, the pile ices over and remains an impediment until it’s been warm for quite a while.
“Interesting, too, that there is a bus stop right in front of that heap (to the south). So buses can’t be too happy either.”The answer
Kansas City pleads “not guilty” to this crime.
“Apparently, that’s snow that’s pushed out by a private contractor … for a business or individual,” said public works spokesman Sean Demory.
The matter has been forwarded to enforcement officers who will investigate further, Demory said. But in the meantime, he promised that city crews would go out and clear the newest pile.
When the Watchdog thinks of piles, something different usually comes to mind.