The return of a real Winter to Kansas City reveals this town to be completely unprepared for any kind of weather event.
Moreover, ask around and one conclusion is clear:
2019 HAS BEEN ONE OF THE WORST YEARS FOR SNOW & ICE REMOVAL IN RECENT KANSAS CITY HISTORY!!!
There was a lot of hype about "pre-treating" roads today but those efforts didn't make it far outside of the loop and nowhere near neighborhood street. Moreover, the last from the major snow is still mostly on the roads.
Bigger, better cold weather town's don't shut down for the snow but because of years of misplaced priorities, KCMO is forced to cancel just about everything because of typical Winter weather. Snowfalls are nowhere near a record pace.
The scariest thing about this recent spate of Winter weather is a glimpse at how horribly unprepared KCMO has become in coping with average snowfall.
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Snow FAIL Buy Local Plea
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - No matter what a store carries inside, this winter, it's what's outside that really matters. "When there's a storm coming in and people know it's about to hit we've had a lot of people coming in," said Rachel Scheffler, a store associate at Brookside Toy and Science.
Tragic KCMO City Hall Snow FAIL Betrays Both Humankind And Beasts
KC Pet Project said it is taking in a record number of animals because of the snowstorms.The animal shelter said owners are leaving their dogs outside, which has been a big problem this year."We actually had a dog come in just yesterday, she actually had drool that was frozen," said Tori Fugate, of KC Pet Project.Fugate said dozens of dogs are dealing with the same situation.
SNOW FAIL LIFE LESSON
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Another round of snow is falling across the metro. Something all too familiar this winter as we have already received more snow than the last three winters combined. Because of slick road conditions and temperatures, many metro schools canceled classes and activities for Tuesday evening.
Snow Breaks Biz Budgets
Each time Kansas City sees 2 or more inches of snow, it becomes a busy time for contractors clearing parking lots and takes a toll on those paying for it.When school districts across the metro close, the Boys & Girls Club opens to families needing a place for children to go."I spend a lot of time on the phone prepping for a school-out day," said Dred Scott, the president of the Kansas City Boys & Girls Club.
KCMO NORTHLAND NEGLECTED!!!
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- With another round of snow coming, Kansas City residents are worried about their neighborhood streets. Some communities in the Northland say they never see snow plows, and the conditions are downright dangerous. Donnie Janssen's Northland neighborhood, Pembrooke Estates near 89th and Indiana, has been an icy, snowy mess just about all winter long.
Golden Ghetto Better Prepared
LENEXA, KS (KCTV) -- It's been a busy winter in the metro. "We're on storm number nine but we keep doing all these anti-icing events," Chip Voigts, who is with Lenexa's Municipal Services, said. Voigts and his team at Lenexa's Municipal Services keep an eye on road conditions with cameras set up across the city.
Snow FAIL Starves Service Industry
"It's just been a pattern, every single weekend, after weekend -- just the same thing with a storm. For us, you don't know how to prepare," said Jasper J. Mirabile Jr. co-owner of Jasper's.
You decide . . .