December 12, 2011

News Release

For Immediate Release

October 2011 Crash Report Card

The October 2011 Crash Report Card for traffic crashes from January 1 through October 31, 2011 shows 7 less fatality crashes compared to the same time period last year. The number of injury crashes is down by 4% and total number of crashes thus far in 2011 is down by 2% compared to the same period last year.

December Safety Message

Winter safety - Heavy snow falls as we saw past winter impact traffic tremendously and even with all of Public Works' plowing crews working around the clock not all streets can be cleared. Major roadways such as arterial and collector streets have priority and will be cleared and maintained as shown in the Springfield snow route map at www.springfieldmo.gov/maps. During normal snow and ice occurrences Public Works will not clear residential local streets. In order to service our infrastructure in the most efficient way it is important that Springfield's citizens do their part by being prepared for our plowing crews.

During Snow Plowing:

During Signal outages:

Vehicle control during Snow and Ice Events:

For more information, contact: Mandy Buettgen in Public Works Traffic Operations at (417) 864-1980.

city of springfield

Department of Public Works

840 Boonville Avenue • P.O. Box 8368 • Springfield, MO 65801
417-864-1900 • springfieldmo.gov