The City of Westwood, Kansas 

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Snow Removal Information

Snow Removal Standards
Only a salt mixture is applied to the primary routes and hills, curves, and approximately 60 feet from intersections with light accumulation of snow. 

With an accumulation of about 2" of snow, Westwood Public Works staff begins plowing, concentrating on the primary routes until the snow fall has stopped or the accumulation reaches 6".

If snow has reached 6" and is still falling, staff will plow two passes down each secondary route.  Once the snow has ended, the primary routes are plowed once more and then plow the secondary routes full width.  At that time Westwood Public Works staff will treat the streets with de-icing or traction materials as needed.

Primary routes are:

  • Belinder Road
  • Mission Road
  • Rainbow Boulevard
  • State Line Road
  • 47th Place
  • 47th Street
  • 50th Street
  • 51st Terrace
  • All other streets are defined as secondary routes.

A Message from Chief
Most Westwood streets are very narrow and cars parked along the city streets make snowplowing difficult and even hazardous at times. Westwood has an overnight parking ordinance, which prohibits parking for more than 2 hours between midnight and 6:00 a.m. It is designed to help alleviate some of those problems and it also aids in the response by all emergency vehicles to residents in need, all year-round. Therefore, this ordinance will be strictly enforced at all times. All vehicles in violation will be ticketed.

When snow accumulation of two or more inches is expected, persons with parking permits are asked to try to park their vehicles in their driveways or in the parking lots of nearby businesses in order to keep the streets as empty as possible. This will expedite the professional snow removal services provided by our Public Works employees that we have come to expect and that snow removal is a vital part of our public safety strategy to respond to calls for service. So, please assist us in the making this a safe and effective process for all.

4700 Rainbow Boulevard Westwood, Kansas 66205 (913) 362-1550