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Plowing in Springfield On Hold Until Temperatures Rise

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Plowing snow-packed roads in Springfield will be held off until temperatures reach above freezing, according to the City of Springfield’s website.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Plowing snow-packed roads in Springfield will be held off until temperatures reach above freezing, according to the City of Springfield’s website.

“Due to the extremely cold temps and snowpack accumulated over the last 24 hours, Public Works crews today (Monday, Jan. 6) are monitoring roadways for treacherous conditions,” reads a statement posted to the website.

The City says plowing on snowpack creates very slick and dangerous conditions.

Salt has been put down on roadways and rock on bridges and overpasses to help travelers.

Superintendent of Streets Ron Bailey says the City and MoDOT ran on the same program today.

"We are plowing intersections and windrows," says Bailey. "We did not plow because of snowpack."

Bailey says windrows, snow piled up on the side of the road, intersections and driveways by snowplows as they plow roads, were plowed today and hopefully higher temperatures will bring more plowing tomorrow as the salt activates.

According to the statement, once temperatures reach above freezing, as predicted by noon tomorrow, the salt will activate and begin breaking up the snowpack.

Once the snowpack has reached that point, crews will apply even more salt and rock and will resume plowing roadways.

Road conditions are expected to improve by tomorrow afternoon, according to the statement.


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