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Kansas City schools, organizations canceling events due to snow

Metro area under winter storm warning
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Posted at 3:52 PM, Jan 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-11 23:15:24-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A number of schools and organizations have announced closures due to expected snowfall in the Kansas City area over the next 24 hours.

The National Weather Service on Friday upgraded the Kansas City area to a winter storm warning beginning at 3 p.m. Rain is expected to change to all snow by 8 p.m., and accumulating snow is expected overnight. In the metro, total snowfall amounts of 4 to 8 inches are possible.

Kansas City, Missouri, Shawnee Mission and Blue Valley public schools canceled all Saturday activities ahead of the expected winter weather.

Amtrak on Friday canceled two train routes between St. Louis and Kansas City scheduled for Saturday morning. Conditions in eastern Missouri were expected to be worse, with 8 to 12 inches of snow possible in the St. Louis area, according to the National Weather Service.

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