Road crews have been working around the clock in Kansas City, Kan., and are concentrating on the primary routes, said Edwin Birch, spokesman for the Unified Government.
He said road crews should be working on secondary routes in the early afternoon Tuesday.
After the secondary routes, road crews will be working on clearing residential streets in the early morning hours of Wednesday, he said.
"We basically ask that the residents be patient, we know it's a tough storm and we're doing everything we can to keep the streets cleared," he said.
The UG has enough salt and sand, and staff, to get the work done, he said. Drivers are working throughout the day and will be working tomorrow on the streets, he added.
No warming shelters have been announced yet in Kansas City, Kan., for residents who do not have power at their homes.
Five voting sites are open today for the primary election, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., in Wyandotte County. The UG has crews at the polling sites that are clearing the sidewalks and parking lots, he said.
Also today, the ATA has suspended its routes at 1 p.m. in Wyandotte County, he said. It was at the UG's request. The UG transit buses, which connect with the ATA, were already suspended for all of Tuesday, he added.
ATA buses were reported getting stuck in the snowstorm earlier on Tuesday.
Today is election day for the mayoral primary, in which five candidates are running. Two will advance to the general election. Regular polling places have been changed. Residents may vote at one of five polling places.
The five polling places open:
- Election office, 850 State Ave.;
- Kansas National Guard Armory, 120 S. 20th;
- Risen Lamb Church of the Nazarene, 5301 Metropolitan Ave.
- Open Door Baptist Church, 3033 N. 103rd Terrace (near Leavenworth Road);
- Edwardsville Community Center, 696 S. 3rd St., Edwardsville, Kan.