Report a snow or ice problem
The city's Public Works Department follows a priority system for clearing snow and ice from more than 2,000 lane miles of streets and bridges. This includes:
- 1,866 cul-de-sacs
- 54 bridge decks
- 20 miles of border roads
150+ City employees from the public works department, parks services, recreation services, the planning department and the police and fire departments will come together to respond in a weather event. They use city-owned large dump truck plows and pickup-style plows, along with contracted large and pickup-style plows to clear the streets.
Last winter's weather was relatively mild. Overland Park received four inches of snow spread out over five different weather events between early December and late January.
Snow crews focused on ice control, spreading about 5,000 tons of salt. In a typical year, crews plan to use about 8,000 tons of salt.
Get winter storm updates from:
- The Storm Operations Map: see plow locations, live photos of street conditions and when your street was last treated or plowed.
- City social media feeds
- The National Weather Service