During a typical snow operation, the city's streets can be completed in a continuous 24-hour period by having two crews working 12-hour shifts. Crews follow routes based on street priority.
High traffic volume multi-lane roads such as Metcalf Avenue, College Boulevard and Antioch Road, and plowed continuously during snow operations.
Two-lane streets bordering a neighborhood or commercial area that move traffic to a thoroughfare street such as Lamar Avenue, 71st and 133rd streets. These are plowed from the start of snow operations until completed. Typically completed in the first 12-hour shift.
Plowed after snowfall stops and after Priority 2 streets are treated and cleared. Plowing is not required for ice or snowfalls of less than two inches; however, crews will apply materials to improve vehicle traction. Plows will make a single pass around the perimeter of cul-de-sacs. When a large storm results in the buildup of snow and ice, crews will completely plow cul-de-sacs after all streets have been completed.
Call 911 if there is a medical, fire or other public safety emergency. Police personnel will alert snow plow operators and resources will be immediately dispatched to provide emergency service support.
Residential streets are plowed and treated so they are passable, which means the street may not be cleaned down to the pavement, but vehicles can maneuver through the neighborhood.
Residents and businesses can aid snow crews by following the guidelines below.
This map shows you the locations of the City of Overland Park snow plow/treatment trucks. You can zoom the map using your mouse or the + / - buttons in the upper right corner. You may pan (move east/west and north/south) the map by clicking and dragging with your mouse.
To zoom to an address or intersection, type in the Zoom to Address box and select from the matching list. If you browser supports it, you will also have a Find Me button you may click to zoom to your location. You will be required to allow this site to access your location. The accuracy of this functionality varies by device and network. A pin will drop at the returned location, and a yellow circle will be drawn around the pin to indicate the accuracy. The bigger the circle, the less accurate the location attempt was.
When the map first loads, it zooms to the whole city, showing thoroughfares and collectors, which are plowed first. Residential streets display when the map is zoomed in to 1 km / .6 mi on the scale in the lower left. City staff publishes updates to the map to help you understand the snow crews' progress. Updates will show when you first open the map. If you have closed the updates, they will reappear if a new update is published.
Plow or Treat Layers: At times, only treat will be available. The top bar will contain a note that crews are treating streets. Treating is typically done prior to a storm. It typically continues throughout a storm, as treating can be done while plowing. When crews have started plowing, two buttons will appear, Plow and Treat. Plow will be shown by default. The two treatments cannot be mapped simultaneously. The button for the visible information is blue and has and checkmark icon. The other button will be white with a ban icon if available or gray if not available.
The following information can be turned on or off using the Show or Hide menu: