Ice hampering morning plans for students, parents, drivers

With slide offs and snow days, ice hits KC again
With slide offs and snow days, ice hits KC again
Posted at 7:07 AM, Feb 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-22 08:48:05-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A second round of icy conditions is hampering Kansas City’s plans for a normal Thursday.

More than 175 school districts around Kansas City announced closures or delayed starts, including universities and some – but not all – of the major school districts.

41 Action News’ Steven Dial was in the North Kansas City School District Thursday morning when officials called off school for the day.



District officials with Kansas City Public Schools made the decision to have school.

A district spokeswoman said that after assessing road conditions, “we believe it’s safe and in the best interest to get our kids to school.”

Meanwhile, commuters have gotten off to a relatively uneventful start on the morning rush hour.

Crews on both sides of the state line worked overnight to treat roads.

41 Action News reporter Charlie Keegan was with Olathe Public Works crews early Thursday as they spread salt along 119th Street.

Most of the worst road conditions were reported north of the river, where ice amounts were expected to be higher.