City of Olathe Winter Storm Update for February 5; Crews Shifting Focus to Residential Streets

City of Olathe street crews have shifted the majority of resources to residential streets after addressing 12 to 15 inches of blowing snow on arterials and collectors.

Crews hope to have all residential streets passable by early Thursday morning, after which time the City will be in a position to respond to special requests for areas needing additional attention.

As always, residents can follow snowplow progress via the City’s interactive map at OlatheKS.org.

Trash collection remains on schedule. However, residents can expect trash collection to be slower than usual. For updates on changes to trash collection schedules, sign up for weekly reminders or service disruption alerts via the Olathe Trash Day mobile app or by visiting OlatheKS.org/TrashDay.

Residents are reminded that snow on sidewalks adjacent to homes or businesses is the responsibility of the property owner. With the extremely low temperatures, the snow will not melt quickly. 

Additionally, residents and contractors are reminded that commercial plowers or other equipment moving significant snow into the street is prohibited by City Ordinance 12.08.010.

Finally, while we may be out of the clear in terms of snowfall, a Wind Chill Advisory is in effect from 9:00 p.m. this evening until noon Thursday.  Temperatures are expected to bottom out between 15 and 20 below zero by mid-morning Thursday. 

Visit OlatheKS.org or the City’s Facebook page for ongoing updates. Residents are also encouraged to be storm ready by signing up for Johnson County emergency alerts via NotifyJoCo.