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Public Works pretreating roads ahead of wintry weather

Wintry precipitation could make tomorrow morning's commute messy on untreated roads for those heading into their offices, according to Johnson County Emergency Management.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday.

Mixed precipitation is expected. Forecasters expect total snow accumulations of up to one inch and ice accumulations of about one tenth of an inch in portions of east central and northeast Kansas and northwest and west central Missouri.

Johnson County Public Works crews have been pretreating roads with salt brine to keep the snow and sleet from bonding to the roads. They have snow trucks preloaded with salt, and crews are ready to respond as soon the precipitation begins.

Public Works is responsible for snow and ice removal in the UNINCORPORATED area of Johnson County - shown on this map in purple.

If you live within city limits, please contact your city directly about snow and ice removal issues. For snow and ice removal issues on a highway, please contact the Kansas Department of Transportation.

Public Works' mission during winter weather is to achieve and maintain safe traffic movement on public roadways within a reasonable time period. If, after 24 hours, you feel Public Works has missed your area in unincorporated Johnson County, please submit an online Request for Service or call Public Works at 913-715-8300. Please also report damage to private property – most commonly to mailboxes – to Public Works.

More wintry weather is possible later in the week.

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