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April snow coats Kansas City Tuesday morning

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April snow in KC 2021
Posted at 5:30 AM, Apr 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-20 10:42:24-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — 9:40 a.m. | Snow is moving out of many areas of the metro. Roads seem to be mainly clear with snow melting and only accumulating on non-traveled surfaces. Most of the snow will melt later today.

GALLERY: April 2021 snow in Kansas City

7:06 a.m. | One major crash was reported on Interstate 635 near Kansas 5. It ended up being a fatality crash that shut down both north and southbound lanes.

6:55 a.m. | Meteorologist Lindsey Anderson said another band of heavy snow is approaching the city and could bring snow falling at a rate of an inch per hour.

6:20 a.m. | As road temperatures continue to fall, MoDOT has crews out spreading salt on roads.

6:18 a.m. | Snow isn't falling as heavily near downtown. It seems to be heavier to the north and west.

6:10 a.m. | At least one crash has been reported in an area experiencing heavier snow on the Kansas side of the state line.

5:55 a.m. | Road temperatures have dropped below freezing in the Northland, meaning roads could be slick. Use caution on the morning commute.

5:30 a.m. | People across Kansas City woke up to a heavy April snowfall Tuesday morning.

The ground was quickly coated in some areas to the north.

The 41 Action News weather team is predicting 1 to 3 inches of snow by the time snow ends around noon, which could cause problems for morning commuters.

In areas where road temperatures fall below freezing, slick conditions are possible. That is especially possible on elevated surfaces like bridges and overpasses.

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Area road crews got ready to go on Monday and were out monitoring roads Tuesday morning.

The winter weather won't last long in the area, as it should be around 50 degrees again by Wednesday.