Snow Removal Plan


Our goal is to have all streets treated and/or plowed within 48 hours of completion of a winter storm, but many factors (including timing, severity and type of storm) can affect our snow response. 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. 

Report a missed street

Our highest priority is ensuring residents and motorists traveling through Lenexa are safe. But, we understand you also need to travel the roads in a timely manner. To ensure the most number of people are able to utilize the roads, we plow them in priority order. 

  • Arterial and collector roads: Roads such as 87th Street Parkway, Pflumm Road, Prairie Star Parkway and Renner Boulevard are considered arterial roads and receive first priority in plowing. This enables emergency service providers such as fire, ambulance and police safe access. 

  • Residential streets: Neighborhood streets are given second priority in plowing due to the smaller number of vehicles traveling on them. Lenexa crews begin focusing on residential streets after the main roadways are clear. 

Snow Zones 

Map of Snow Zones in lenexa

Please note, the numbering on the map does not correlate with the priority of plowing or salting. Rather, the snow zones are numbered to designate plowing and salting routes that are assigned to trucks. All routes have trucks in them.


Snow removal on trails will begin after the snow event has ended and all streets and public buildings are cleared. During snow events, all Parks & Recreation maintenance staff are assigned to a street or public facility snow removal route. These duties will continue to take priority over trail snow removal. 

Trail snow removal will take place during normal working hours on weekdays. 
Staff will make a judgment call on whether or not to remove snow from trails with each winter weather event. If forecast weather conditions indicate the snow will melt on its own with 48 hours of a snow event, we will likely not remove the snow. 

Trails will not be treated with ice melt, so pedestrians should keep an eye out for areas of ice and refreezing in shady locations or areas with poor drainage. 

Staff will also clear school crossings to make walking to school safer for students. Snow removal will take place at crossings close to schools where a crossing guard would typically be posted.