Traffic Emergency Proclamation Issued In Topeka

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TOPEKA, Kan. -- To clear streets of heavy snowfall as quickly as possible, City of Topeka officials are implementing a traffic emergency proclamation, effective at 11:00 a.m. Thursday.

This traffic emergency means:

(a) No one shall operate a motor vehicle on an emergency snow route in such a manner or condition that such vehicle will become stalled due to the vehicle not being properly equipped with effective snow tires or chains; and

(b) No vehicle shall be parked on any street designated as an emergency snow route.

These prohibitions will remain in effect until the director of the public works department has terminated the traffic emergency. (Ord. 17606 § 1, 11-28-00; Code 1981 § 43-290. Code 1995 § 142-537.)

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Day crews have been dispatched to begin plowing primary routes. Throughout the heaviest part of the storm, the City's focus is to maintain at least one plowed lane both directions on all primary and secondary routes. Road crews will focus on curb-to-curb plowing of emergency routes shortly after 11:00 a.m. to get all lanes open.

Please stay off the roadways and comply with traffic emergency requirements to help increase efficiency for City road crews.