City snow plows, snow removal services out in full force

WICHITA, Kansas – Wichita’s snow storm response continued Monday with crews continuing to plow and treat Wichita’s 1,500 snow emergency roadways.

Drivers who have been on the road Monday haven’t had a lot to complain about.

“It’s been fine. It really hasn’t been that bad,” said Amyann Flora, Driver. 

All of the city’s 50 snow plowing trucks remain deployed in 12-hour shifts to clear 1500 miles of city roads. 

“What we’re doing right now is we’re continuing to apply a mix and plow,” said Alan King, Public Works & Utilities Director.

King says that even with colder temperatures that the salt/sand mixture they’ve used is proving effective.

“The salt/sand mix combined with traffic does help in breaking up the snow pack.”

King says the city’s supply has dropped to about 2,000 tons of sand mixture meaning they’ve used about 3,500 tons of mix this weekend.

More is expected to be shipped this week.

King says they will continue to apply the salt/sand mix at least until midnight tonight.

As the sun sets, he says they will encounter another problem.

“As we see these extreme low temperatures continue, particularly overnight, there could be some re-freezing.”

Above-freezing temperatures are forecast for Tuesday and the city says that will help melt remaining snow.

Maps of the snow routes can be found by clicking here.


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