City largely clears roads after midweek snowfall

Thursday, February 6, 2014 | 1:30 p.m. CST

COLUMBIA — The city has made significant progress in clearing the roads after a snowstorm earlier this week dumped more than 6 inches of snow in the area.

According to a news release from Columbia Public Works, 98 percent of roadways were passable at 9:30 Thursday morning, 27 hours after the snow stopped falling. Snow removal crews worked to clear priority routes first, followed by neighborhoods with a focus on trash collection routes that were behind schedule because of the winter weather.

Trash collection resumed Thursday, beginning with Tuesday’s collection routes, according to the release. Once Tuesday’s routes are collected, crews will collect Wednesday’s routes. If crews can't reach all of Wednesday's routes by the end of the day, they will continue on Friday morning and continue collection routes about a day behind schedule for the rest of the week.

The city also thanked residents for aiding the snow removal process by moving their cars off priority routes to make room for plows. Twenty-six cars were towed from priority snow routes across town and 104 were cited as of Wednesday afternoon, according to previous Missourian reporting.

Violators of Columbia’s no-parking ordinance who had their car towed can call the Columbia Police Department's non-emergency number at 874-7652 and press zero to speak with the operator to learn where their car was towed.

Supervising editor is Allie Hinga.

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