Snow and Ice Removal

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.

2016-2017 Season

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.

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