Mayor Slay announces plans to plow city side streets

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on January 9, 2014 at 5:44 PM

Updated Friday, Jan 10 at 5:10 AM

(KMOV) – This winter’s storm brought uncharted territory for the City of St. Louis and because of it, the city is rethinking how it handles snow responses.

Since the flakes fell on Sunday, News 4 has received daily complaints about the conditions of the city streets.

Mayor Francis Slay ordered the City Streets Department to begin plowing neighborhood streets Thursday afternoon. Something the city has never done before.

Many of those streets were still virtually impassible. Mayor Slay said the big snows, the city has experienced before have never hung around like this one.

They normally melt away at a quicker pace. The city has 40 smaller plows out and they plan to go around the city on the street sweeper schedule.

As of Thursday evening, there are no plans to ticket or tow vehicles.

Mayor Slay said residents should plan on digging out parked cars after the plows come through.

Click here to submit your city street for plowing by the streets department.  

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