Snowy roads wreak havoc in Kansas City area

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Around 10 o'clock Sunday morning, a wrecker picked up a damaged Honda after the driver spun out and crashed into the median on Interstate 29 near mile marker 35 in Platte city.

It was one of many accidents up and down I-29 and across the Kansas City metro.

Kansas City resident Maria Calderon told 41 Action News how she lost control of her car while driving on a curved section of Interstate 70 and Jackson Avenue with her nine-year old son. 

Her blue Chevrolet Impala impaled a fence, and she wasn't alone. Four other drivers lost control on the same slick section of roadway.  

One of them ended up in an embankment: no one was hurt.

Hundreds of salt and plow trucks across the area tried to prevent accidents "It helped that it was Sunday. It always helps when it's a weekend," Sean Demory, a spokesperson with Kansas City Public Works said.

The department had crews come in at 3:30 Sunday morning.

Using salt, 75 trucks pretreated main city roads and 65 trucks took care of residential streets.

For this storm as well as for future ones, they have a single keyword in mind—efficiency.

"They moved well, they got things done. They were able to get in, get things cleared and go home," Demory said.

This is video 41 Action News Reporter Andres Gutierrez shot from the scene of the accident near I-70 and Jackson Ave.

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