New Pipe To Help With Neighborhood Drainage
The combination of terrain and residential and commercial developments can create unique drainage problems. To help alleviate issues near Second Street and State Street, City contractors are currently installing a new drainage pipe.
Beginning at the northeast corner of Second and State, the pipe travels west towards Oak Street before crossing under Second and ending at the Stinson Creek. The pipe will mostly handle stormwater runoff from Fulton State Hospital and Missouri School for the Deaf.
Motorists can expect some traffic delays and closures on Second Street. The project is expected to complete in late February.
City Prepares For Major Winter Weather Event
The City of Fulton held a meeting this morning regarding the winter weather event which is forecast to begin Friday afternoon. The goal of the meeting was to make sure the City is prepared for ice-covered roads, accidents and any power outages that might occur.
As part of the preparedness procedures, the City has taken the following steps:
– Pretreat primary city routes and major secondary routes.
– Gasoline and diesel fuel readily available for vehicles and to power generators at vital buildings, such as the police department, fire stations and power plant.
– Staff on-call to treat roads, handle excess accident calls and down power lines.
– Enough of salt on hand to treat roadways.
Citizens should not call 911 unless it is a true emergency as resources will most likely be limited. If residents should lose power, notify the City of Fulton Power Plant at 573-592-3180. Be aware, if ice causes damage to power lines, expect delays lasting more than one day before power is restored. And if down power lines are visible, avoid the area and contact the City Power Plant immediately as the down lines could be live, as well as any conductive material it may be touching. In case of a power outage, hospitals, assisted living and senior care facilities will take precedent in restoring services.
It is advised that citizens should avoid driving on city roadways throughout the winter weather event. Emergency resources will be limited and any accident caused by slick roadways could mean long delays before receiving attention. To get a glimpse of some road conditions on state routes inside Fulton city limits, check out the Missouri Department of Transportation’s Traveler Information Map at traveler.modot.org.
Solid Waste Holiday Reminder
The City of Fulton’s Solid Waste Department will be closed on Monday, January 2, 2017 in observance of New Year’s. Trash, recycling, and yard waste collection for Monday’s normal trash pick up will take place on Tuesday, January 3.