The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning including the Sedalia area from 6:00 p.m. today, Friday, Jan. 10, 2020 until midnight, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020. With temperatures anticipated to drop rapidly after sunset this evening, the potential exists for flash freezing of any liquid on roadways and elevated surfaces. The weather forecast for the Sedalia area includes: rain, freezing rain, and icing up to two tenths of an inch and snow accumulation from 2 to 4 inches possible as a result of this storm. Refreezing of recent rainfall along with this additional precipitation is likely to result in very slippery conditions on bridges, roads and sidewalks beginning after sunset this evening and continuing through the weekend.
Should icing and significant snow accumulations occur, we encourage residents to remain home and limit travel until Street Department crews have an opportunity to clear roadways and the electric utilities have an opportunity to repair any downed power lines. For those who must travel, you are encouraged to have an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of emergency.
Should the weather result in accumulations of ice or snow, the City will activate EMERGENCY SNOW ROUTES to allow the designated roadways to be easily cleared for emergency and other vehicles. Parking is prohibited along Emergency Snow Routes as Street Department plows need access to clear and open the roadways. The Street Department will work to keep these designated streets as clear as possible. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation in keeping vehicles off Emergency Snow Routes. Please see the links below for more information.
Public Service Announcement: City of Sedalia: Winter Storm Forecast - Emergency Snow Routes
Map of Emergency Snow Routes