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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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.
MT @KUHospital: We remain open for patient care during #KCstorm but have closed some clinical offices through metro: http://bit.ly/15ysbc2
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.
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.
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.
GM Fairfax plant shut down… workers on 2nd and 3rd shifts were not to come in on Feb 21..
Platte County deputies responding to a car vs. train at 45 Highway and 45 Spur. Unknown at this time if vehicle was occupied
The Kansas City ATA will suspend all metro bus service beginning at 1 p.m.
Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) closed I-70, from Exit 159 in Hays to Exit 249 near Salina, in both directions
City encouraging residents to avoid driving if possible. Operations impacted by vehicles stuck in snow.
— City Of Olathe, KS (@OlatheGovNews) February 21, 2013
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.
KCI closed…. will update when it is reopened.
Mayor calls State of Emergency in response to snow.
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
Maintenance crews have all snow plows out on the KS Turnpike. Using every piece of equipment and still can't keep up.
— Kansas Turnpike (@KansasTurnpike) February 21, 2013
SNOW HAS ARRIVED IN Overland Park!
If u see a plow on the road, pls be patient & give 'em room 2 do their magic! They're out working 12-hr shifts to make the roads safe 4 all!
— KCMetroKDOT (@KansasCityKDOT) February 21, 2013
KANSAS governor also signed an emergency declaration for all 105 Kansans counties.
@KCIAirport: Some airlines are precanceling flights in advance of #kcstorms. Check http://bit.ly/Ybhpn1 #KCstorm
BLOG UPDATE: 3pm http://t.co/Kt9nK9uC
School closings will be posted here: http://fox4kc.com/weather/school-closings/
Kansas State University will close the Manhattan and Salina campuses Thursday, Feb. 21. – @KState website #kcstorm