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City Asks Citizens to Help During Ice and Snow Storm

Edina, MO – Friday, January 10, 2020 – The City of Edina is busy making preparations for the coming snow/ice storm. City officials are asking citizens for assistance.

“We are ready for the weather and we ask that everyone bear with us. We will do the best we can with the material we have, which is limited this year,” said City Superintendent of Utilities Joe Dimmit.

The City of Edina will be running four plow trucks and two spreader trucks once there is enough snow to clear.

“Our intention is to get as much as we can overnight before there is a lot of traffic on the roads,” said Dimmit.

Ahead of the storm, the city is asking residents, business owners and anyone traveling to Edina to please assist the City with the effort by keeping the roads clear.

How Citizens Can Help

**Treat this snow event like a snow emergency and refrain from driving as much as possible.

**Keep curbside parking to a minimum to allow snow removal equipment to easily access streets to the curb or edge.

**Shovel your driveway according to the direction of traffic – so snow is not plowed back into shoveled areas.

**Do NOT park overnight in the Emergency Snow Route areas, most of which are located around or near the Edina Town Square.

**Be aware of snow clearing vehicles, use caution when sharing the road with them and give them plenty of space.

According to the National Weather Service, heavy mixed precipitation expected. Total snow and sleet accumulations of two to three inches and ice accumulations of two-tenths to three-tenths of an inch with winds gusting as high as 35 mph are expected.

Knox County and surrounding areas in Northeast Missouri are under a Winter Storm Warning from 6:00 p.m. Friday to Midnight on Saturday. A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet and/or ice are expected. Strong winds are also possible. If travel is necessary, make sure to exercise extreme caution. Begin your travel with a full tank of gas, and carry a winter storm kit which includes a shovel, flashlight, cellphone, food and water, and blankets or extra warm clothing.

Check road conditions on the Missouri Department of Transportation’s Traveler Information Map online or by downloading the app on your phone.