Contact: Renee Graham
Public Communications Manager
CORRECTION: Previous release should have said "Though administrative offices for both the police and fire departments will be closed today, all other emergency services will be available."
A full Columbia Public Works road crew reported at 7 a.m. this morning to plow first and second priority routes throughout the day. Snowfall is predicted to be heaviest from 12-8 p.m., with snow continuing and tapering off overnight and into Wednesday morning. Accumulation is expected to be 4-8 inches. Heavy traffic on the roadways during the afternoon and evening hours will significantly slow the progress of road crews trying to plow priority routes. Customers are urged to avoid travel if at all possible, and to remove any parked vehicles from priority snow routes.
For non-emergency assistance and non-injury accidents, residents should call the Public Safety Joint Communications non-emergency line at (573) 442-6131.
Snow and ice management policy for snow events with more than 4 inches of snow:
City crews will plow and treat first and second priority streets to a passable condition, utilizing overtime if necessary, and then;
Crews will plow and treat residential streets to a passable condition utilizing overtime, if necessary.
The City of Columbia defines streets as passable, that although the road may still be snow packed, at least one travel lane is accessible for a front-wheel-drive vehicle at speeds and driving conditions below the normal posted speed limits. Your vehicles condition and your driving skills also determine your ability to navigate roads defined as passable.
Customers may contact Public Works concerning snow removal issues at:
Website - CoMoSnow.com
E-mail - PubW@GoColumbiaMo.com
Facebook -- Facebook.com/columbiamissouripublicworks
Twitter -- @pub_works
Snow Route and Parking Information
There is no parking on first and second priority snow routes when snow accumulates 2 inches or more. Vehicles must be moved off of the street; vehicles that are not moved are subject to citation and towing at the owner's expense. Citizens are urged to stay off the roadways. Vehicles blocking lanes will be towed at the owner's expense. If you become stuck and call for a tow truck, please ask for a price up-front. If you feel you are being gouged, please call the Missouri Attorney General's hotline at 1-800-392-8222. For up-to-date snow information, visit comosnow.com.
Trash and recycling will not be collected Tuesday and will be delayed one day the remainder of the week.
There will be no transit service.
Though administrative offices for both the police and fire departments will be closed today, all other emergency services will be available.
All city meetings scheduled for Tuesday will be postponed. Please check the city calendar later this week for updates on meetings or events that need to be rescheduled.http://www.gocolumbiamo.com/CMS/webcal/index.php?cat=6
If you are ticketed for travel on Tuesday at Columbia Regional Airport, you are encouraged to contact your flight carrier for up-to-the-minute flight status or check www.flymidmo.com.
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