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Neosho Daily News - Neosho, MO
  • Neosho streets ‘passable, but slick’

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  • Neosho Public Work crews were out and about early Sunday, after the snow came down in Southwest Missouri.
    “(We were out) about 6 a.m. Sunday,” said Mike Hightower, public works director.
    The crews salted and plowed city streets on Sunday, throughout Sunday night and Monday morning. Crews were scheduled to continue to salt and plow the streets throughout Monday and a partial crew was on deck for Monday night.
    As of Monday afternoon, Neosho streets were rated as “passable, but slick.”
    “We do the snow routes, that is the major streets, we get those first and then we venture off into the residential areas,” Hightower said. “Today (Tuesday), hopefully it will start to thawing and we can get it scraped off.”
    City residents are asked to call public works at 451-8071 if more attention is needed on particular streets.
    Public works has three dump trucks and three one-ton pickups in its snow removal fleet, all equipped with snowplows and salt spreaders.  
    Hightower advises caution on the streets.
    “With the packed ice and snow on there, it is still slick in spots, people just need to be careful,” he said.
    Other information
    • Neosho R-5 Schools were canceled Tuesday due to the weather;
    • Waste Corporation of America, which contracts with Neosho for trash service, notified the city that garbage would not be picked up on Monday due to the snow. If trash pick up is possible on Tuesday, WCA will continue garbage collection then;  • Diamond schools were canceled for today due to the weather.
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