Richmond Mayor Issues Alert

| February 21, 2013 | 4:01 pm
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Press Release from the City of Richmond

City of Richmond, Mo., Mayor Mike Wright has declared a state of emergency in response to extreme winter weather that is challenging the City’s snow removal and emergency response activities. This declaration makes it possible to fully access all possible resources and minimize the storms impact on residents.

City crews are continuing to respond to the blizzard weather conditions.

The City requests that residents minimize travel during this weather event in order to allow snow removal crews and emergency responders greater ability to perform their duties.

The City’s Snow Ordinance remains in effect. As outlined in the Emergency Snow Route Ordinance, (365.140), vehicles that are on the streets, alongside the streets, on the hard surface of the street or on the shoulder of the street, or any portion of the vehicle extends upon the travel area of the street face the possibility of the vehicles being ticketed and or towed.

In residential areas, motorists are asked to park vehicles off-street if possible. If a vehicle must park on-street, the following parking practice is being requested:

-On streets that run north/south, please park on the west side of the street.

-On streets that run east/west, please park on the north side of the street.

Parking vehicles off-street during snow plow operations greatly enhances the ability of the crews to remove snow. When on-street parking obstructs the ability of a snow plow to safely proceed, it is possible that the snow on that street may not be plowed.

Inquiries about ice and snow removal should be directed to Bobby Duncan, Street Superintendent, 816-462-8787.

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