Winter Storm Warning in Effect Tuesday Morning (2/4) through Wednesday (2/5)

City crews are preparing for the winter storm warning in effect Tuesday morning through Wednesday. Maintaining safety for motorists and pedestrians and ensuring fire, medical and police responders can reach citizens in emergencies is the City of Olathe’s ultimate snow removal goal.

Major roadways and collector streets are the first snow removal priority, along with concentration on hills, hazardous intersections, commercial and school areas. Attention to residential streets and cul-de-sacs will follow, only when major roadways and collector streets are accessible. An interactive map with real-time tracking of snow removal operations throughout the City and within specific neighborhoods, will be available during snow events at OlatheKS.org.

Here’s How You Can Help

  • Remain patient—we will ensure that all roads are passable as soon as possible. This is our number one priority.
  • Stay off the roads, if possible. The fewer vehicles on the roads, the faster we can get them cleared and have you on your way.
  • Call 9-1-1 if you have a police, fire, or medical emergency. Requests for emergency snow and ice removal will be directed by emergency service personnel.
  • Be sure to follow progress on the City's snow plow map before calling the Snow Hotline. 
  • Park your vehicles in your driveway.
  • Teach your children to stay behind the sidewalks when they see the plow trucks coming.
  • Stay back at least 50’ from the rear of a plow truck so the driver can see you.
  • Avoid passing or driving beside plow trucks.
  • Avoid placing snow from your driveway back into the street. Less snow will then be pushed back into your driveway by passing plow trucks.
  • Remove portable basketball goals, hockey goals, skateboard ramps and other structures from the street. This will enable plow trucks to reach the curb and eliminate damage to the truck or portable structures.
  • Maintain trimmed tree branches along the street.
  • Clear snow from sidewalks and fire hydrants adjacent to your property.

To report areas of concern, please call the Snow Hotline at 971-6010 or submit a request via OlatheConnect. Please keep in mind that the City will take requests for problem areas only after all major arterial and collector streets are treated.