Storm Operations Map

The Winter Storm Operations map is designed to allow residents to see the progress that is being made regarding plowing or treating streets during a winter storm.

The map shows:

  • Snow plows currently in operation
  • Traffic signal cameras (over 100 camera images updated every few minutes)
  • Which residential areas have been cleared and/or treated
  • Priority streets (streets that are treated first)

NOTE: This map does not show the status of major streets. Major streets are constantly being worked on until they are completely clear.

The map is unavailable from 5:15 - 5:35 a.m. daily due to system maintenance and requires the latest version of Adobe Flash.

Understanding the Map

  • Storm Response Overview: Progress updates provided by the Public Works snow crews.
  • Address Search:Enter street number or intersection to select desired location which will zoom to the neighborhood level.
    • Do not include punctuation, but include the "W" or "St", "Ave", "Rd", etc. See more details on entering valid addresses.
  • Map Tips: These tips provide quick access to essential points for understanding the map. To view the entire map, select "Hide Map Tips."
  • Refresh Button: Click the "Refresh" button to update the map.

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Neighborhood Level

  • Residential Areas vs. Residential Sub-Areas:The city is divided into areas and then into sub-areas. Each truck is assigned a specific area.
    • A truck will finish one residential sub-area before moving on to another sub-area within that truck's assigned area.
  • Assigned Trucks: Trucks assigned to that particular residential area are displayed in orange with a black dot.
  • Block Level: The blue pins display an area within 500 feet as well as the snow plow history. See more details.
  • Traffic Signal Cameras: Select the traffic camera (circle symbol) to see a current photo of road conditions at the desired location.
  • Neighborhood Status: When residential areas are plowed or treated the sub-area will display a different color (see legend).

Snow Plow Truck Status

  • Truck legendTrucks assigned to the neighborhood residential area display with a black dot in the middle. (click the refresh button on lower right corner)
  • The number of active plows will fluctuate during the day and will drop during rush hour and shift changes.
  • The snow plow(s) assigned to your area will periodically leave your area to refuel, refill product, change drivers or assist with other tasks.

 


FAQ

Q: Why do I see trucks in my area, but they are not plowing my neighborhood?

A: Trucks drive through unassigned areas to refuel, change drivers, etc. Only trucks assigned to your area (orange trucks with a black dot) will treat your neighborhood.

 

Q: What if a snow plow missed an area?

A: If after you determine the truck has left the area (area marked in purple or green), submit an online ticket with street location.

 

Q: It's 5:15 a.m. and I do not see the map?

A: Between 5:15 - 5:35 a.m. daily the map is unavailable due to system maintenance.

 


Data Sources and Disclaimer

The information presented in this Winter Storm Operations Map application is drawn from the snow operations database created and maintained by the city's Public Works Department and updated through radio reports from the snow plow drivers as well as Automated Vehicle Locator equipment installed in each vehicle. Although the city's goal is to present data that is accurate and timely, there may be data transmission or recording errors caused by severe weather, electronic failures, mechanical failures or human error.

The maps and information provided by this Web site are based on data created by the City of Overland Park, the Johnson County Automated Information Mapping System (AIMS) and other government agencies. While Overland Park, AIMS and the other participating agencies have no indication or reason to believe that there are significant inaccuracies in the information presented, the data is presented "as is" and there is no representation of any kind by Overland Park, AIMS or any other participating agency that the data is accurate or is fit for any particular use. No warranty, explicit or implied, exists with respect to the information or graphic representations provided by this Web site. In no event shall the City of Overland Park, AIMS or other participating agency become liable to users of these data, or any other party, for any loss or damages, consequential or otherwise, arising from the use, operation or interpretation of the data. In using these data, users further agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the City of Overland Park, AIMS and other participating agencies for any and all liability of any nature arising out of or resulting from the lack of accuracy or correctness of the data, or the use of the data.