Contact: Columbia Public Works
(573) 874-7280 or (573) 874-7289 (24 hours until further notice)
Forecast - still on track to receive a total of 6-10 inches before snow tapers to flurries between 2-4 PM today.
Heavy wet snow is causing tree limbs and power lines to sag over roadways. Some reports of lines down across roadways and reports of tress and tree limbs down in roadways.
Crews are currently plowing on 1st and 2nd priority routes and will do so until safe and passable.
As there has been over 4 inches of snow, we will begin plowing residential streets after 1st and 2nd priority streets.
Public Works has committed all available resources to plowing and treating roads.
Water and Light crews are assisting with snow removal efforts downtown if not responding to lines down or power outage reports.
Parks and Rec crews are assisting with plowing roads in the area of the ARC and Stephens Lake.
Additional equipment and personel from various city departments and divisions have been pressed into service to get roads cleared as soon as possible.
We will issue a release when we have 1st and 2nd priority roads safe and passable and move into residential areas.
Thank you to everyone who have stayed off of roadways this morning. That has greatly assisted road crews, utility crews, and emergency services respond during this storm.