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Posted on: December 1, 2023

City Road Crews Prepared for Winter Weather Events

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When weather outside is frightful – road crews work around the clock to treat and clear streets

BRANSON, Mo., 12/1/2023 – As the temperatures get lower and winter approaches, the City of Branson is prepared and ready for ice, snow, sleet or any winter weather that may impact the 260-lane miles of roadway inside city limits.

The City of Branson begins preparing and training for winter weather events in November when the snow plow and salt spreader drivers practice snow routes and safety procedures. The City has a team that monitors incoming weather. At the sign of any freezing precipitation, the City team immediately pretreats bridges and other high-priority areas. Street crews will work 24-hours a day, on rotating 12-hour shifts to make sure every city-owned street gets treated and cleared.

The City has two salt barns that, when full, have a combined total of 1,200 tons of material including road salt, rock chips and mixed material the city uses depending on the type of weather event. The City also has the ability to produce salt brine, beet juice and calcium chloride mixtures for pre-treating roadways. 

When winter weather hits, residents should limit travel if possible. If you have to be on the roads, slow down, give salt trucks and City vehicles extra space, and check local road conditions on the Branson Winter Weather Road Conditions Map. This map shows and updates road conditions of Branson’s main arterial roads in real time during winter weather events. You can find the map by going to the Public Works/Engineering section of BransonMo.Gov

For more information about how the City of Branson prepares for winter weather and clears local roads, visit the Winter Weather Preparedness section of BransonMo.Gov or call the Public Works/Engineering Department at 417-337-8559.

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