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Mar 01

2019-A-06: Impending Winter Storm Preparation in the Kansas City Metro Area

Posted on March 1, 2019 at 12:10 PM by Mary Jane King

NEWS RELEASE -  March 1, 2019 #2019-A-06
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT:   Technical Trooper Candice Breshears, (913) 782-8100 or Candice.Breshears@ks.gov

Impending Winter Storm Preparation in the Kansas City Metro Area

The Kansas Highway Patrol is preparing for the impending winter storm that will be affecting the Kansas City Metropolitan area. Due to the predicted snowfall amounts, the Kansas Highway Patrol will be towing any abandoned vehicles from the shoulders of the interstates and highways.

The removal of abandoned vehicles will begin at 12pm tomorrow, March 2, 2019. Abandoned vehicles inhibit KDOT’s ability to completely clear the roadway of snow. Towing the vehicles will assist the Kansas Department of Transportation in the snow removal process. Troopers and Motorist Assist Technicians will continue to remove vehicles from the roadways until KDOT has completed their snow removal process.

Motorists whose vehicles have been removed from the roadways can call *47 to speak with Kansas Highway Patrol Communications to determine where their vehicle was towed. The towing of vehicles will be at the owner’s expense.