City of Olathe Winter Storm Update for February 6: Crews Winding Down Snow Plow Operations and Preparing for More Winter Weather

Crews are winding down snow plow operations and beginning to prepare for upcoming storms. Current forecasts are calling for a chance of light snow over the weekend, as well as the potential for a significant winter storm on Tuesday.

Residential streets are currently 99% plowed with some snow cover and limited traction. Primary and collector streets have been plowed multiple times, and crews are currently working to plow curb-to-curb on every street. Residents are asked to keep in mind that curb-to-curb plowing will result in windrows along driveways. These are unavoidable, but residents can reduce the appearance of windrows by piling on the left side of the driveway (facing the home), and shoveling an inlet on the right side. To report any streets that have been missed, residents can now call the snow plow hotline at 971-6010 or submit a request via OlatheConnect.

Snow on sidewalks adjacent to homes or businesses is the responsibility of the property owner.  Property owners are also asked to shovel around fire hydrants so they are visible to emergency responders.

Trash collection remains on schedule. However, with the extremely cold temperatures and high accumulation of snow, residents can expect trash collection to be slower than normal. 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.

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.