A 27-person crew reported at 7 p.m., replacing the day shift, to continue responding to winter weather. Intermittent snow is forecast to continue through the evening. Extreme cold temperatures will reduce the effectiveness of road treatments. Crews are focusing on plowing priority routes, and will salt at the end of effective plowing. A list of priority routes may be found on our website at CoMo.gov/comosnow/priority-snow-routes/.
The City of Columbia began ticketing vehicles parked on priority routes per City ordinance for two inches of snowfall. Whenever snow accumulates more than two inches, any vehicle parked on a designated snow route must be moved off of the roadway or risk a fine of $100 plus towing and storage charges
Residents are reminded to remove snow from sidewalks adjacent to the property they own or rent. Sidewalks are used by residents to get to school, work and shopping. The City appreciates the effort to keep our sidewalks accessible.
Public Works and City staff will continue to closely monitor road conditions and adjust operational plans as needed. 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.