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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The metro is bracing for a winter storm Wednesday into Thursday.

Get the latest updates on the storm in this LIVE blog.

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Barrett Tryon February 21, 20132:39 pm

The City of Kansas City, Mo. will continue snow plowing of arterial streets around the clock. Plowing of residential streets will be suspended at 7 p.m. and resume again at 6 a.m. Friday morning.

Barrett Tryon February 21, 20131:32 pm

MT @KUHospital: We remain open for patient care during #KCstorm but have closed some clinical offices through metro: http://bit.ly/15ysbc2

Barrett Tryon February 21, 20131:10 pm

The Kansas Department of Transportation and the Kansas Highway Patrol closed I-70 from Salina west to Hays in both directions at 11:30 a.m. due to the large number of slide-off accidents and limited availability of tow trucks. Many roads across the southern and western regions of Kansas are partly to completely snow-packed and travel is being strongly discouraged.

Barrett Tryon February 21, 201312:44 pm

The Platte County Sheriff’s Office is closing 92 Highway between 45 Highway and 92 Spur (Tracy, MO) due to a semi truck blocking the roadway. Roadways in Platte County are still extremely hazardous.

Barrett Tryon February 21, 201312:27 pm

Price Chopper grocery stores now closing: http://fox4kc.com/2013/02/21/price-chopper-grocery-stores-close-early-due-to-winter-storm/

Call individual store to see what time, company says.

Michelle Pekarsky February 21, 201311:50 am

GM Fairfax plant shut down… workers on 2nd and 3rd shifts were not to come in on Feb 21..

Michelle Pekarsky February 21, 201311:49 am

Platte County deputies responding to a car vs. train at 45 Highway and 45 Spur. Unknown at this time if vehicle was occupied

Michelle Pekarsky February 21, 201311:46 am

The Kansas City ATA will suspend all metro bus service beginning at 1 p.m.

Michelle Pekarsky February 21, 201311:44 am

Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) closed I-70, from Exit 159 in Hays to Exit 249 near Salina, in both directions

Michelle Pekarsky February 21, 201310:25 am

Michelle Pekarsky February 21, 201310:08 am

News release: Gov. Jay Nixon today declared a state of emergency in Missouri in response to severe winter weather that began early this morning, bringing hazardous travel and the possibility of power outages. The weather system has involved a mix of snow, sleet and ice throughout the state, with forecasts of 10 inches or more of snow in some parts of the state and a wintry mix across many other regions of Missouri.

Michelle Pekarsky February 21, 201310:06 am

KCI closed…. will update when it is reopened.

Michelle Pekarsky February 21, 20138:39 am

Mayor calls State of Emergency in response to snow.

Michelle Pekarsky February 21, 20138:39 am

Major pileups or traffic backups on Wornall between Bannister and 91st Street.

I-35 & Santa Fe– may have to shut down that area because of the accidents/visibility

Michelle Pekarsky February 21, 20136:57 am

Michelle Pekarsky February 21, 20136:55 am

SNOW HAS ARRIVED IN Overland Park!

Michelle Pekarsky February 21, 20136:42 am

Michelle Pekarsky February 21, 20136:36 am

Barrett Tryon February 20, 20134:24 pm

KANSAS governor also signed an emergency declaration for all 105 Kansans counties.

Barrett Tryon February 20, 20134:23 pm

@KCIAirport: Some airlines are precanceling flights in advance of #kcstorms. Check http://bit.ly/Ybhpn1 #KCstorm

Barrett Tryon February 20, 20133:10 pm

BLOG UPDATE: 3pm http://t.co/Kt9nK9uC

Barrett Tryon February 20, 20131:48 pm

School closings will be posted here: http://fox4kc.com/weather/school-closings/

Barrett Tryon February 20, 20131:42 pm

Kansas State University will close the Manhattan and Salina campuses Thursday, Feb. 21. – @KState website #kcstorm

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