Junction City declaring Traffic Snow Emergency

snowy roads

With the projected snow storm accumulation (8″-10″), and the need to ensure the City streets are cleared in a safe and effective manner, the City of Junction City is declaring a Traffic Snow Emergency effective, midnight until further notice.

It is anticipated snow accumulation will be primarily from midnight tonight
until 4 p.m. Tuesday.

All vehicles parked on emergency snow routes, which are signed posted, must be removed within two hours after notice of this traffic snow emergency. Any vehicle parked on an emergency snow route after such period of time may be removed or caused to be removed by a City, to a place of safety, and the vehicle may not be recovered until the towing and storage charge are paid by the person claiming the vehicle.

This traffic snow emergency is being issued as the National Weather Service has indicated that the City of Junction City could anticipate the following snow accumulations over the next 48 hours:

Prior to 6 a.m. expect about 2-3 inches of snow
6 a.m. to noon an additional 4 inches of snow (total 6″-7″)
Noon to 4 pm an additional 3 inches of snow (total 8″-10″)
Total anticipated (Total 8″-10″)

Additionally there will be winds of 15 -25 mph with gusts to 35 mph, causing drifting and plowing of snow. In order to ensure efficient clearing of the snow accumulation this Traffic Snow Emergency is being issued.
City of Junction City Emergency Snow Routes
Ash Street from Chestnut Street to West City limits.
Caroline Avenue from McFarland Road to Golden Belt Boulevard.
Chestnut Street from Eisenhower Drive to the East City limits.
East Street from Chestnut Street to Eighth Street.
Eighth Street from West City limits to East Street.
Eisenhower Drive from Westwood Boulevard to Ash Street.
Elmdale Avenue from Westwood Boulevard to Twenty-First Street.
Eighteenth Street from Washington Street to Jackson Street.
Fifth Street from Eisenhower Drive to Washington Street.
Filley Street from Sixth Street to Eighth Street.
Fourteenth Street from Jackson Street to Westwood Boulevard.
Fox Sparrow Court from Wildflower Drive to Spring Valley Road.
Franklin Street from Grant Avenue to Chestnut Street.
Golden Belt Boulevard Drive from US 77 to Washington Street.
Grant Avenue from Washington Street to East City limits.
Hickory Lane from Strauss Boulevard to Liberty Hall Road.
Jackson Street from Golden Belt Boulevard to Eighteenth Street.
Jefferson Street from Ash Street to Eighteenth Street.
Johnson Drive from Westwood Boulevard to Seventeenth Street.
Lacy Drive from US 77 to Spring Valley Road.
McFarland Road from Spring Valley Road to Eisenhower Drive.
Monroe Street from Ninth Street to Eighth Street.
Ninth Street from Jefferson Street to Monroe Street.
North Park Drive from Thompson Drive to Rucker Road.
Patriot Drive from Veteran’s Drive to Victory Lane.
Pearl Drive from Saint Mary’s Road to Valley Drive.
Rucker Road from Eighth Street to West City limits.
Saint Mary’s Road from Ash Street to Caroline Avenue.
Sandusky Drive from Jack Lacy Drive to Ash Street.
Sawmill Road from Sutter Woods Road to Wildflower Drive.
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ATTACHMENT A
City of Junction City.
Emergency Snow Routes
(Continued)
Seventh Street from Jefferson Street to Franklin.
Seventeenth Street from Johnson Drive to Dead-End.
Sixth Street from West City limits to East City limits.
Skyline Drive from Jackson Street to Saint Mary’s Road.
Southwind Drive from Ash Street to Sandusky Drive.
Spring Valley Road from US 40 to US 77.
Spruce Street from Eisenhower Drive to Chestnut Street.
Strauss Boulevard from Spring Valley Road to Hickory Lane.
Sutter Woods Road from Spring Valley Road to Sawmill Road.
Thompson Drive from Westwood Boulevard to Dead-End.
US 40 from Spring Valley Road to US 77.
Valley Drive from Hickory Lane to Spring Valley Road.
Valley View Drive from Ash Street to Pearl Drive.
Veteran’s Drive from Rucker Road to Patriot Drive.
Victory Lane from Patriot Drive to Rucker Road.
Washington Street from South City limits to North City limits.
Westwood Boulevard from Rucker Road to Elmdale Avenue.
Whitney Road from Sixth Street to Eighth Street.
Wildflower Drive from Sawmill Road to Fox Sparrow Court.
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Department of Public Works
2324 N. Jackson Street,
Junction City, KS 66441
785-238-7142
www.junctioncity-ks.gov
Summary
Standard Operating Procedures for
Snow and Ice Operations
Prioritization
Every municipal street is classified according to the following:
• Priority 1 Major Arterial Thoroughfare
Washington, Jackson, Ash, Eisenhower)
(Examples:
• Priority 2 Major Collector Thoroughfare (Examples: Grant
Ave., McFarland, Franklin, Chestnut) and School Routes
• Priority 3 Residential Streets
Winter Storm/ Snow Categories
• Category 1 — 2 Inches or less of snow. All snow routes rated
priority 1 and 2 streets are to be treated with deicing materials (salt or
salt/sand mix).
• Category 2 — 2 to 3 Inches of snow. All snow routes rated priority
1 and 2 streets are plowed and treated with deicing materials (salt or
salt/sand mix).
• Category 3 — 3 to 4 Inches or more of snow. Priority 1 and 2
streets are plowed and treated with deicing materials (salt or salt/sand
mix) until storm subsides. Priority route 3 streets are treated with deicing
materials (salt or salt/sand mix) and plowed when necessary.
• Category 4 — Major snow storm or snow emergency amounting to
4 inches or more inches of snow. Concentration is given to priority
routes 1 and 2 streets which are plowed and treated with deicing
materials (salt or salt/sand mix.). Priority routes 3 streets will be attend
to after Priority 1 and 2 streets are passable.
Questions contact the City of Junction City, Department of Public Works
(785) 238-7142.

 

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