Call 911 if there is a medical, fire or other public safety emergency. Police personnel will alert snow plow drivers and resources will be immediately dispatched to provide emergency service support.
Strategies can vary by storm, but typically snow crews plow and treat city streets in the following order:
High traffic volume multi-lane roads such as Metcalf Avenue, College Boulevard and Antioch Road are plowed continuously during snow operations.
Two-lane streets that move traffic to a thoroughfare street are plowed from the start of snow operations until completed. Collectors typically border neighborhoods or commercial areas and include Lamar Avenue, 71st and 133rd streets. These are typically completed in the first 12-hour shift.
Residential streets are plowed after snowfall stops and after other priority streets are treated and cleared.
Crews will apply materials to improve traction, but may not plow residential streets for ice or snowfall less than two inches. 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.
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: