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Traffic/Snow Emergency declared for Kirksville

The measure will take effect at 5 p.m. Friday, January 18. (KTVO File)

For the second Friday in a row, a Traffic/Snow Emergency has been declared in Kirksville.

The measure will take effect at 5 p.m. Friday, January 18.

Kirksville Public Works Director Glenn Balliew says all vehicles must be removed from emergency snow routes, including city streets in the downtown and central business district by 7 p.m. Friday.

Residents are also encouraged to remove vehicles from all other city streets to assist crews with the task of snow removal.

Balliew says this weekend's snow storm could be more challenging than the previous one.

"This snow is going to be a different animal this time with the frigid temps and the high winds, there is going to be a visibility issue and a drifting issue that we are going to have to deal with. Again, I encourage everyone to get off the snow routes. Your car can be ticketed or towed. They need to move those cars."

Balliew adds that last weekend's snow storm was a great learning experience for some new hires, and that personnel have already been hard at work on Friday.

"We are pre-treating [Friday] to help with this snow now. So, everything fell into into place. We had some challenges with some new guys, but they stepped up and did well. We were happy with the results."

To learn more about the Traffic/Snow Emergency declared for Kirksville, click here.

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