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Snow Headquarters

When the snow falls, your safety on the streets is our top priority. Whether an inch of ice or 2 feet of snow, our Municipal Services crews know how to respond when inclement weather becomes an issue. 

During a major storm, we will issue periodic updates regarding our winter weather operations on this page.  

Latest Updates 

January 17, 2020 

4:30 p.m.
We will have a small crew in early tomorrow morning to treat bridges and any spots that refreeze overnight. 

9 a.m.
Crews are continuing to treat roads. Stay home if at all possible. If you have to be out on the roads, go slow and be safe. 

January 16, 2020 

5 p.m.
We're bringing in a midnight crew to treat roads once precipitation begins. The morning commute could be slick.

January 12, 2020 

10 a.m.
Crews are wrapping up. All streets should be plowed and treated. 

January 11, 2020 

8:15 p.m.
We will be changing crews at midnight to continue plowing operations. Crews are still working to complete residential areas. 

2 p.m.
Crews are continuing to plow the arterials and collectors now. Once the snowfall stops, we can finish up with the arterials and start in residential streets. The main focus for our crews right now is to make sure the main roads are passable. 

8:30 a.m.
Crews will continue to treat roads throughout the day. The low temperatures and wind chills will be hard for treatment to be as effective as it could be, but roads will still be treated.

January 10, 2020 

7:45 p.m.
Crews are out treating roadways. We're hoping to get all streets treated before the predicted snowfall. 

7:50 a.m.
We will begin working 12-hour shifts at noon today and well into the weekend. Crews will be out during the evening commute in preparation for a combination of freezing rain, sleet and snow. We will try to get all roads treated during the ice event before it starts snowing. If we get as much snow as forecasted, we will be plowing all roads by Saturday morning.

Drivers should take caution on their way home this evening and Saturday.

December 16, 2019 

8:15 p.m.
We are expecting freezing fog Tuesday morning so we will have crews in at 4 a.m. to treat slick spots. Be sure to take it slow on your morning commute tomorrow. Do not trust roadways that appear to be treated, as untreated bridges and elevated surfaces will be slick.

1:00 p.m. 
Crews are back out treating bridges and some residential areas after this latest burst of snow. 

8:30 a.m. 
All main roads are open and cleared. Crews are now working in residential areas to make sure all roads are plowed and treated. We are watching the weather closely and will continue to treat roads as necessary.

We appreciate your patience while we complete the plowing process. If after that time you feel your street has been missed, please let us know through our Lenexa 311 Service Request

December 15, 2019 

4:30 p.m. 
Crews are continuing to plow arterial roads and into some residential areas. Right now, the focus is to stay on major roads with the snow continuing to fall. We have had some moderate bursts of snow which is creating a lot of issues with treatment and trying to stay ahead of the storm.

We will be changing crews at midnight and continue on our 12-hour shifts until all roads are plowed and treated. Our goal is to have all streets cleared 48 hours after it ends snowing. Please be patient.

10:30 a.m. 
We’ve got crews out treating the roads ready to move into plowing operations. They will continue working 12-hour shifts until all roads are treated and clear.

Please be patient as the snow is expected to be heavy at times with another round coming in Monday morning through the afternoon.

December 14, 2019 

5 p.m. 
We will be bringing in a full shift starting at 6 a.m. tomorrow for snow. We will begin working 12-hour shifts (noon to midnight and midnight to noon) for the next couple of days.

Major roads will be cleared first and then we will move into the residential areas. This is the first real snow storm of the season, so a reminder to take it slow and to stay home, if at all possible.

November 28, 2019 

6:45 a.m. 
We have a crew in treating bridges this morning. 

November 27, 2019 

9:20 p.m. 
There will be a period between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day where roads may get slick. We will have crews out in the morning treating roads, as necessary. 

November 11, 2019 

12:15 p.m. 
Crews are finishing up treating all areas. We should have the entire city treated in the next hour or so. We will continue to monitor road conditions and treat as necessary.

November 10, 2019 

6 p.m. 
We will be bringing in a small crew tomorrow morning to treat bridges and slick spots, if necessary. 

October 30, 2019 

11:30 p.m.
All areas have been treated. We will be bringing a small crew at 4 a.m. to treat bridges again and any slick spots for the morning commute. 

October 29, 2019 

4:30 p.m.
As we expect to see light rain and sleet overnight, be prepared for road conditions to become slick for the morning commute.

We will have a small crew in at 4 a.m. Wednesday to treat overpasses and bridges, if necessary.

For Wednesday, we are expecting to see patchy drizzle and rain throughout the day, mixed in with snow. This may impact the evening commute with slick road conditions. We will bring in our day crew at noon tomorrow to make sure we have coverage and crews in throughout the afternoon and evening.

October 28, 2019 

9 p.m.

We will have a small crew out at 4:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 29 to treat bridges due to refreeze overnight. This is a reminder to take it slow when driving on the streets, as there might be some isolated slick spots in the morning.

2 p.m.

With the potential of scattered rain showers turning into a rain-snow mix this evening, drivers should exercise caution on bridges and other elevated surfaces overnight into tomorrow, as they may become slick.

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