12/30/2020 - Winter Weather Reminder: Emergency Snow Routes and New Sidewalk Care
Central Missouri is under a Winter Storm Watch through Friday afternoon, Jan. 1, 2021. The National Weather Services’ forecast predicts a chance for ice up to three tenths of an inch and snow between 1 and 3 inches which could impact roadways and other hard surfaces, such as sidewalks and driveways. The City of Sedalia’s Public Works Department wanted to remind residents not to park along Emergency Snow Routes during snow emergencies.
When more than 2 inches of snow/sleet/ice is expected within a 24-hour period, the City declares a snow emergency and the Emergency Snow Routes are put into effect. Parking is prohibited along Emergency Snow Routes once the snow emergency occurs. Emergency Snow Routes help improve traffic flow after a snow storm or significant icing by declaring a parking ban along the designated routes to expedite snow or ice clearing. The Street Department works to keep these designated streets as clear as possible to allow for emergency vehicle use.
During 2020, the City has been repairing and replacing sidewalks in the area between S. Ohio Ave. and S. Park Ave and W. Second Street and W. Seventh Street. Residents and businesses in this area having new concrete sidewalks should not use salt on the new concrete surface for removal of ice and snow. Salt can damage concrete by causing corrosion to occur under the surface, leading to discolored, cracked and crumbling concrete. Especially, this first winter for areas with new concrete, Public Works encourages residents and businesses to use sand when necessary to increase traction as it will not cause damage to the new concrete surface. Please see the linked news release and corresponding Emergency Snow Route map below for more information.
1230_2020 City of Sedalia Winter Weather - Emergency Snow Routes and New Sidewalk Care
City of Sedalia Emergency Snow Route Map