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With the winter season upon us, here is some handy information about street plowing in the city.
Crews start plowing streets once Louisburg has received about 2 inches of snow.
If you normally park your car on the street, it is very helpful to move your car into your driveway or relocate it to another parking area. It is dangerous for crews trying to plow snow around parked cars. It also increases the chance that your vehicle will get snowed in by the plow.
City crews target the streets indicated in the snow route map as the main routes that are cleared first. Kansas Department of Transportation maintains Amity/K-68 through town. The City and Miami County jointly clear snow on Rockville north of Amity to the elementary school. The County maintains Metcalf Road. City crews clear and treat all intersections that exit onto Amity and Metcalf and all other public streets. After the priority streets are cleared, crews start working on other public streets then trails and sidewalks along city-owned property.
Some of the City trucks are equipped with a salt/sand spreader as well as a blade. It would not be unusual to see a truck go down the street blade up as a salt/sand treatment is applied to the street and then return later after the treatment has melted packed ice to plow the street.