The City of Sedalia issued the following statement Tuesday afternoon:

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory including the Sedalia area from 3:00 p.m. today, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020 until midnight, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020.

With temperatures anticipated to continue dropping this evening, the potential exists for freezing of any liquid on roadways and elevated surfaces. The weather forecast for the Sedalia area includes: rain, freezing rain, and icing up to one tenth of an inch and snow accumulation up to 6 inches possible as a result of this storm.

Should icing and significant snow accumulations occur, we encourage residents to remain home and limit travel until Street Department crews have an opportunity to clear roadways and the electric utilities have an opportunity to repair any downed power lines. For those who must travel, you are encouraged to have an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of emergency.

Should the weather result in accumulations of ice or snow, the City will activate EMERGENCY SNOW ROUTES to allow the designated roadways to be easily cleared for emergency and other vehicles. Parking is prohibited along Emergency Snow Routes as Street Department plows need access to clear and open the roadways.

The Street Department will work to keep these designated streets as clear as possible. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation in keeping vehicles off Emergency Snow Routes.

A map is available on the City’s website that details which city streets are designated Emergency Snow Routes as well as those designated by the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT).

When making travel plans during the winter season, the City encourages you to check for current travel conditions at MoDOT’s “Traveler Info Map” available at their website www.modot.org.

For questions about Emergency Snow Routes, please contact the Public Works Department at (660) 827-3000.