The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning and wind chill warning for areas of Kansas including Johnson and Miami Counties.
The winter storm warning goes into effect the night of Wednesday, December 21 and continues through Thursday night. The NWS says blizzard conditions are possible with 2 to 4 inches of snow possible and wind gusts as high as 45 mph.
The wind chill warning goes into effect at noon on Thursday, December 22 and continues through Saturday, December 24 at noon. NWS expects dangerously cold wind chills as low as 30 below zero.
The warming center is available Wednesday, December 21 through Sunday, December 25. The warming center located at the Spring Hill Civic Center will be available to anyone needing access. To make use of the warming center during business hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday), call (913) 333-0269. Any resident needing the warming center after hours can call (913) 247-3521.
Spring Hill Public Works crews are prepared to respond to snow accumulation. In the event that Spring Hill receives more than two inches of snow, the City will activate the Emergency Snow Route. Cars along the Emergency Snow Route must be off the roads to allow plows to clear roads safely and quickly. Vehicles parked on the Emergency Snow Route while the route is activated are at risk of being towed. Sign up for NotifyMe to get alerts right to your phone with the Emergency Snow Route is activated.
Spring Hill Public Works snow plows complete the Emergency Snow Route first, then clear secondary and neighborhood roads. We urge residents to stay off the roads, if possible. The fewer vehicles on the road, the faster the City can get them cleared.
To read more about snow removal and see the Emergency Snow Route, click here.
Drive with caution
Spring Hill Police Department reminds drivers to use caution in wintry conditions. Allow your vehicle a few minutes to warm up in bitterly cold temperatures. Do not start driving until your windows are clear from all snow, frost and fog. When snow and ice are on the roads, slow down and increase your following distance from the car in front of you. Everyone in the vehicle should wear a seatbelt at all times.
Waste Management - trash collection
On Friday, December 23, Waste Management will expedite trash pickup for the safety of its workers. Spring Hill residents must have trash out at the curb by 6 a.m. on Friday to avoid being missed. Crews will complete routes quickly, so anyone whose trash bins are not out by 6 a.m. greatly risk being missed. Waste Management is not collecting yard waste at this time.
Nutrition Centers closed
Due to inclement weather and low temperatures, the Johnson County Area Agency on Aging has canceled home delivered meals and closed Nutrition Centers for Thursday, December 22 and Friday, December 23.