Monday’s temperatures won’t help with snow removal; a reminder of city’s snow shoveling ordinance

photo by: AP Photo/Orlin Wagner

A plow clears snow from Douglas County Road 438 — aka the Farmers' Turnpike — near Lawrence on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018.

As Lawrence digs out of a Sunday blizzard that left 4 inches of snow to be cleared, don’t expect much help from Mother Nature on Monday.

The National Weather Service in Topeka is forecasting temperatures to reach a high of only 29 degrees on Monday. As of about 6 a.m., temperature readings at the Lawrence Municipal Airport were 18 degrees, with a wind chill of 5 degrees.

The forecast calls for winds to be about 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph.

Sunday’s snow does trigger the city’s sidewalk shoveling ordinance. City code calls for property owners who have a city sidewalk on their properties to clear it of snow within 48 hours. The ordinance starts the clock at the time the snow stopped falling, which was around 6 p.m. on Sunday.

For those thinking of waiting to start the shoveling operations, Tuesday’s weather forecast calls for a high of just 30 degrees, but winds are expected to be lighter at 5 mph. On Wednesday, the Lawrence area is expected to be above freezing, with a daytime high of 42 degrees, according to the weather service.

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