Due to a Winter Weather Advisory being issued by the National Weather Service predicting 1-3 inches of snowfall with locally higher amounts possible for the Sedalia area beginning at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 23, and continuing until at least 12 p.m. Wednesday, January 25. Residents are reminded that when more than 2 inches of snow/sleet/ice is expected within a 24-hour period, the City declares a snow emergency and the Emergency Snow Routes are put into effect.
Emergency Snow Routes help improve traffic flow after a snowstorm or significant icing by declaring a parking ban along the designated routes to expedite snow or ice clearing. Parking is prohibited along Emergency Snow Routes once the snow emergency occurs. During recent Emergency Snow Events, plowing has been impeded by cars continuing to be parked along the snow emergency routes. Failure to remove cars during a snow emergency can result in the cars being towed at the owner’s expense. The Street crews work to keep these designated streets as clear as possible to allow for emergency vehicle use.
The map details which city streets are designated Emergency Snow Routes as well as those designated by the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT). The map can also be located on the City’s website at: http://www.cityofsedalia.com/content/11298/11374/12024.aspx.