Overland Park gov’t — City Source: When will it stop? Make it even greener

More than 60 snow plow operators continue to battle against the repetitive snow storms closing out the year of 2009.

Overnight, nearly two inches of fresh snow fell, forcing crew members, who have been on duty since Dec. 24, to continue moving snow and treating streets.

If you took all the snow that fell on city streets from Thursday through Monday and piled it on a football field, it would be 2,178 feet high.

Overland Park estimates that nearly $100,000 was spent on overtime from Thursday through Monday for snow crews. Today, crews had thoroughfares and collectors generally done by morning rush hour. Residential streets should be done late in the afternoon. However, that depends on Mother Nature. Weather forecasts call for afternoon snow showers.
Make it even greener
Take your Christmas tree to one of four locations in Overland Park and recycle it.
Your real Christmas tree can be recycled and mulched through the Overland Park Parks Department, where it will be used in city parks.
You can drop off your tree now through Sunday, Jan. 10, at the following locations:
Young’s Park, 77th and Antioch
Indian Creek Rec Center, 103rd and Marty
Quivira Park, 119th and Quivira, and
the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, 179th and Antioch.
The service is free. Remove all lights, tinsel, ornaments, presents and tree stand.
For more information, call 913-895-6000

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