A 42-person City of Columbia plow crew reported at 7 a.m., Feb. 6, transitioning from priority routes to neighborhood streets.
Accumulation in Columbia ranged from just over 2 inches to 3.75 inches with an average of 3 inches of snowfall measured using National Weather Service guidelines. As snowfall accumulation is less than 4 inches, crews plan to work from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. as needed until neighborhoods are passable by a front wheel drive vehicle.
Although a street may still be snow packed, a street is considered passable if at least one lane is accessible for a front wheel drive vehicle at driving speeds well below the normal posted speed limits. Examples of passable streets are available at www.como.gov/comosnow/home/examples-of-passable-roads.
Motorists are now permitted to park on priority routes but are asked to voluntarily move off of nonpriority routes if they are able to do so.
As winter weather can be unpredictable, residents are encouraged to closely monitor the forecast and changing road conditions throughout the mid-Missouri area. Motorists are advised to drive with caution.
Additional updates will be available via press release, on the City's social media pages and at CoMoSnow.com.