Olathe – Winter Storm Management Update

Winter Storm Management Update

Crews Continue Tackling Latest Storm
Trash/Recycling Collection Remains on Schedule

January 20, 2011; 9:30 a.m.

City of Olathe crews continue around-the-clock snow removal operations in response to yesterday’s winter storm.

City trash and recycling collection remains on schedule. Olathe residents are asked to keep carts at the curb until they are serviced. If City crews do not finish the regularly-scheduled Thursday routes today, they will start with those routes on Friday, January 21. The Compost Facility at 127th and Hedge Lane is closed today. However, the Solid Waste Transfer Station is open for regular hours until 4:00 p.m.

Crews began treating streets with salt about 10:00 a.m. on January 19 and began actively plowing at approximately 4:00 p.m. yesterday. Crews will maintain around-the-clock operations until the streets are plowed.

The City’s fleet includes 70 vehicles responsible for 1,230 lane miles of snow clearing. Included are 25 large dump trucks with broader plowing capacity that will focus on major thoroughfares and collector streets. Smaller vehicles will focus on residential streets and cul-de-sacs.

Residents are reminded and strongly encouraged to avoid parking on the streets during snow storms, especially during daylight hours. In addition, residents and property owners are reminded to maintain sidewalks in front of their respective properties, especially in areas where children walk to school.

Residents are encouraged to report any problem areas in need of additional plowing or treating by calling 971-6010, or online through the Citizen Request System on the City’s website, www.OlatheKs.org.

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