KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Significant rounds of snow and winter weather made travel in Kansas City and surrounding areas challenging on Wednesday.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol tweeted at 6:30 a.m. that eastbound lanes of I-70 were completely blocked in Jackson County near Grain Valley and Blue Springs.
Three crashes involving multiple semitrailers and vehicles in the eastbound lanes of I-70 east of Adams Dairy Parkway forced emergency crews to close the highway. The highway didn’t reopen until after 9 a.m., three hours after the crash.
Less than three hours after I-70 in Blue Springs reopened, it closed again because of another crash in the same area.
Crews closed Interstate 49 over the noon hour after the driver of a semitrailer lost control and jackknifed in the southbound lanes near Peculiar.
This was just the beginning of a messy day on roads and interstates.
While multiple agencies on both sides of the state line are asking people to stay home, if you absolutely must hit the road, check out these traveler maps based on where you’re headed:
Check out FOX4’s interactive traffic map to view travel speeds, traffic volume and traffic cameras in the Kansas City metro area.
MoDOT Traveler Map
View the latest traffic conditions throughout the state using the MoDOT Traveler Map via the Missouri Department of Transportation. The interactive map shows whether interstates and highways are clear, partly covered or covered in ice and snow. It also shows incident closures and where to expect construction zone slow downs.
KDOT KanDrive Map/Kansas Turnpike
Like its neighbor to the east, the Kansas Department of Transpiration offers the interactive KanDrive map which has many of the same features as the MoDOT Traveler Map. You can also find information and an interactive map specifically about the Kansas Turnpike.
City Snow Plow Maps:
Below are links to area city snow plow maps:
- Kansas City, Missouri
- Overland Park
- Kansas City, Kansas (Note: this map does not show real-time info, only general snow routes)
- Lee’s Summit (Note: this map does not show real-time info, only general snow routes)
- Blue Springs (Note: this map does not show real-time info, only general snow routes)
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