December 11, 2012

News Release

For Immediate Release

September Crash Report Card

The City of Springfield Public Works Department has released the September 2012 Crash Report Card for crashes taking place Jan. 1 – Sept. 30. There have been 17 fatality crashes (killing 20 people) this year, compared to six fatality crashes in the same time period in 2011. The number of total crashes has decreased by three percent and the number of injury crashes decreased six percent respectively compared to the same period last year.

December Safety Message

No snow may have fallen in Springfield yet, but Springfield Public Works staff are already preparing for the task of plowing area roadways. 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, (select Snow Routes under Public Safety in the Table of Contents.)

Even with Public Works' plowing crews working around the clock, not all streets can be cleared. During normal snow and ice occurrences, Public Works does not clear local residential streets.

Citizens can do their part, however, in helping Public Works service the City's infrastructure in an efficient way.

Here are some tips:

During Snow Plowing:

Public Works' Traffic Engineering staff also offers the following winter weather driving tips:

During Signal outages:

Vehicle control during Snow and Ice Events:

For more information, contact Mandy Buettgen at (417) 864-1980.

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Department of Public Works

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