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SNOW EMERGENCY REMINDERS
(Kirksville, MO) -- The declared Snow Emergency will remain in effect until Thursday February 3, 2011 at 6:00 am. This will allow City crews to continue to safely remove snow from emergency routes and the downtown area.
During the night road crews worked diligently to deal with the blowing snow but were often forced to stop plowing to assist in clearing paths to stranded motorists. In an effort to make the snow removal more efficient today, city and county emergency managers are requesting citizens to stay home today so that road crews can focus on continuing to clear streets.
Due to the blizzard conditions last night, stranded motorists were considered potentially life threatening situations and were thus treated as such. Motorists that choose to venture out today onto unplowed or drifted roadways do so at their own risk. Stranded motorists will be required to use private tow services or other means to remove their vehicles. Emergency services and road crews will not be utilized for vehicle removal.
Emergency crews consisting of Road Crews, Law Enforcement, EMS, Fire, Electric Utilities, and National Guard worked throughout the night clearing streets, assisting stranded motorists and repairing the electrical grid. This was accomplished by City, County, State and Utilities working together as members of the Adair County Local Emergency Planning Committee to put a plan in place, share resources, and work together to deal with this weather emergency. It is anticipated that full-time staffing at the Emergency Operations Center (665-2003), will end at noon on Wednesday, February 2nd.