When the snow falls, your safety on the streets is our top priority. Whether an inch of ice or 2 feet of snow, City of El Dorado’s Public Works crews know how to respond when inclement weather becomes an issue.
During a major storm, we will issue periodic updates to the local media, through the official city website, and on our social media sites.
9:00 P.M. 11/26/2015 Crews are monitoring the street conditions and will start treating as soon as necessary. Remember that bridges and overpasses will ice over first so be careful driving after dark and early tomorrow morning.
12:01 A.M. 11/27/2015 monitoring roads at this time. All roadways in the City of El Dorado are just wet and no treatment is required at this time.
3:00 A.M. 11/27/2015 still monitoring roads at this time. All roadways in the City of El Dorado are just wet and no treatment is required at this time.
6:00 A.M. 11/27/2015 Rain and sleet are falling at a very slow rate and crews are treating bridges and overpasses. Most residential streets are still just wet but crews will monitor through out the day.
717 AM CST FRI NOV 27 2015 ...ICE STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING... * TIMING...TODAY. * ICE ACCUMULATIONS...TOTAL ICE ACCUMULATION UP TO ONE QUARTER OF AN INCH. * MAIN IMPACT...POWER LINES AND TREE LIMBS COULD BE DOWNED BY THE WEIGHT OF THE ICE. * WINDS...NORTH AT 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH WILL EXACERBATE THE SITUATION. * WIND CHILL...IN THE TEENS. * OTHER IMPACTS...EXPECT AREA ROADWAYS...BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES TO BECOME SLICK THROUGH THIS PERIOD. ALSO... NORTH WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH MAY COMBINE WITH ICING ON TREES AND POWER LINES... RESULTING IN POSSIBLE SPORADIC POWER OUTAGES. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... AN ICE STORM WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF ICE ACCUMULATIONS WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS OR IMPOSSIBLE. TRAVEL IS STRONGLY DISCOURAGED. COMMERCE WILL LIKELY BE SEVERELY IMPACTED. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY. ICE ACCUMULATIONS AND WINDS WILL LIKELY LEAD TO SNAPPED POWER LINES AND FALLING TREE BRANCHES THAT ADD TO THE DANGER.
El Dorado Public Works crews are constantly monitoring weather situations and will respond with treating and plowing roads when appropriate. Please assist our snow plow crews by remembering:
- Give our snow plow drivers plenty of room on the roads. Stay back at least 30 feet from the read of a snow plow.
- If possible, remove vehicles from the streets. This allows our drivers to clear roads from curb to curb.
- We appreciate your patience - if a significant amount of snow does fall, our snow plow drivers work diligently to clear each and every road in El Dorado.
Learn about how El Dorado determines which roads receive priority during snow removal and how the city plans to ensure all streets are cleared during a snow event.
Reporting a missed street
Although we do our best to ensure every streets is treated and/or cleared in a timely fashion, we may occasionally miss one. Find out how best to report a missed street.
Read helpful hints on how to ensure you and your family stay safe during a snowstorm and around snow plows.
Frequently asked questions
Find the answers to questions the City of El Dorado is frequently asked about snow removal (PDF).
- Cul-de-sacs (PDF)
- Safe Following Distance (PDF)
- How do I reduce the chance of my driveway becoming blocked by a snow drift (PDF)
- What are the white lines on the street before a snow event (PDF)
Maps (PDF), contact information, definitions and additional resources
City of El Dorado 222 East 2nd Ave. El Dorado Kansas 67042 – 316.322.4481