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Winter Storm Response Update

3/2/2014
Contact: Alan King, Department of Public Works & Utilities |
Operations%20UpdateCity%20of%20Wichita%20crews%20continue%20their%20efforts%20to%20clear%20Wichita%20streets%20and%20are%20plowing%20the%20primary%20snow%20routes. %20The%20onset%20of%20snow%20this%20afternoon%20caused%20the%20crews%20to%20shift%20to%20plowing%20operations. %20Salt-sand%20mix%20continues%20to%20be%20spread%20by%20the%20plow%20trucks%20to%20facilitate%20melting%20of%20the%20precipitation%20that%20remains%20on%20the%20roadways.%20Crews%20will%20continue%20to%20apply%20road%20treatments%20and%20plow%20overnight. 
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The%20National%20Weather%20Service%20is%20forecasting%20additional%20snow%20accumulation%20of%20about%20one%20inch. %20Temperatures%20are%20also%20becoming%20bitterly%20cold,%20with%20subzero%20temperatures%20expected%20overnight.%20
 
Road%20Conditions%20ForecastTraveling%20around%20Wichita%20remains%20hazardous. %20Roadways%20are%20slick%20in%20some%20areas. %20Drivers%20are%20urged%20to%20travel%20carefully%20tonight%20and%20during%20the%20commute%20tomorrow%20morning.
 
Overnight%20temperatures%20and%20wind%20chills%20will%20be%20very%20cold. %20This%20is%20likely%20to%20cause%20re-freezing%20of%20moisture%20that%20remains%20on%20the%20roadways. %20Driving%20conditions%20during%20the%20morning%20commute%20may%20be%20hazardous.%20Warming%20temperatures%20and%20daytime%20traffic%20will%20help%20improve%20driving%20conditions%20tomorrow%20afternoon,%20prior%20to%20the%20Monday%20evening%20commute.
 
Public%20Works%20&%20Utilities%20officials%20will%20provide%20further%20updates%20on%20road%20conditions%20and%20the%20snow%20response%20at%20the%2010%20a.m.%20media%20briefing%20on%20Monday%20morning%20at%20City%20Hall,%20455%20N.%20Main. %20Maps%20of%20the%20snow%20routes%20can%20be%20found%20on%20the%20City’s%20website,%20under%20the%20Public%20Works%20&%20Utilities%20page. %20The%20maps%20are%20accessible%20directly%20at%20the%20following%20link.
 
http://wichita.gov/Departments/PWU/Streets%20Documents/Snow%20and%20Ice%20Routes.pdf
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