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City prepares for snow

Posted on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Bowling Green is officially ready for the harsh winter weather.

In a recent press release, City Administrator Dan Lang notes that the City of Bowling Green has prepared its fleet of vehicles and equipment for the upcoming winter season.

The City has an adequate supply of salt and chemicals in storage to deal with a harsh winter season, should that occur.

Bowling Green will also have its Public Works crew on standby. Should a snowstorm or adverse weather conditions occur during the night, the crew can be alerted by the Police Department. The crew would be activated for any weather conditions requiring their response.

The City has designated snow routes as well. These routes will be the first streets cleared during a snowfall events. They are as follows: Champ Clark from Business 61 to Business 61, Adams Street from 20th to Court Street, Court Street from Business 61 to Main Street, the Downtown Square, Main Street from Business 61 to the Square, Centennial Street from Business 61 to the City Limits, Locust Street from Business 61 to Business 54, Industrial Park Drive from Highway 54 to Airport Road, Airport Road from Industrial Park Drive to Business 61, Fairground Road from Business 61 to St. Charles Street, St. Charles Street from Adams to Champ Clark.

Following removal of snow from the designated snow route streets, the secondary streets leading to these  routes will be cleared next. The cul-de-sac streets will be the last streets to be addressed.

In an effort to facilitate snow removal efforts, the City asks that citizens not park along designated snow routes. This will allow for these streets to be cleaned more quickly and efficiently. Should an actual snow emergency be declared, these vehicles may be removed from the routes at the owners’ expense. The Mayor and City Administrator both have the power to declare this state of emergency.

Every attempt will be made to provide prompt and courteous service during a major snowfall events. The City will provide continuous service until the street conditions are substantially improved to allow safe vehicular movement. The patience and assistance from the public is welcomed during a major snowfall event.