UPDATE, 7:52 p.m. | Blue Springs Municipal Court dockets slated for Tuesday have been canceled. They will be rescheduled at a later date.
UPDATE, 7:18 p.m. | Raymore Peculiar School District is the latest to announce remote learning for Tuesday due "hazardous road conditions and dangerously low temperatures."
UPDATE, 6:51 p.m. | Belton School District No. 124 and Lee's Summit R-7 School District also are canceling in-person instruction for Tuesday due to inclement weather. Students in both districts will have remote-learning days.
Due to inclement weather, Tues., Feb. 9, 2021 will be a virtual learning day for all students.— Lee's Summit Schools (@LSR7) February 9, 2021
This year, LSR7 can learn virtually up to 5x because of inclement weather. Our last day of school is still May 26, 2021.
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UPDATE, 5:57 p.m. | Citing poor road conditions and frigid temperatures, which would make it dangerous for children to wait at bus stops, the Blue Springs School District announced that all instruction with be virtual again Tuesday for students in the district.
The day will not need to be made up at the end of the school year, according to the district, which said its before- and after-school care, Prime Time and Cub Care, will be open as scheduled.
North Kansas City Schools made a similar announcement, instructing students to log into Canvas for assignments to complete from home.
The district's Adventure Club "will open at its combined snow day sites at 7:15 a.m., and students should bring their iPad, charger and headphones to participate in virtual learning."
NKC Schools has canceled drive-thru meal pickup for Tuesday and "evening activity cancellations will be handled on a case-by-case basis," NKC Schools said via Facebook.
UPDATE, 2:10 p.m. | The National Weather Service has extended a Winter Weather Advisory for the Kansas City area until 9 p.m. on Monday evening.
Light snow and freezing drizzle remain possible throughout the evening, which will make travel hazardous. Up to a half-inch of additional snow and a glaze of ice may accumulate, according to the National Weather Service.
The severe weather will impact road conditions, so take extra precautions during the evening commute to slow down and give other vehicles plenty of space.
Wind chills are expected to be near zero degrees, so charge your phone and considering packing water and blankets for use in case your vehicle becomes disabled, is involved in a crash or slide off the road.
7:45 a.m. | The number of crashes on Kansas City streets is increasing.
.@DaishaJonesKSHB monitoring **17** crashes right now. She has a crash list up right now. She says this is the worst she’s seen since working here... Large backups and very slick conditions - please be careful out today.
— Rae Daniel (@RAEtheReporter) February 8, 2021
6:54 a.m. | Lots of crashes are being reported as commuters head to work, especially in the Northland. Drivers should use caution and avoid travel if possible.
169 HWY SB BEFORE I-29
I-35 SB PAST 27TH ST
I-35 SB PAST 291 HWY
I-35 SB PAST ANTIOCH RD
I-35 SB PAST PARVIN RD
I-435 EB AT WORNALL RD
I-435 NB AT I-70
I-435 SB PAST I-35
I-635 SB BEFORE SHAWNEE DR@41ActionNews @DaishaJonesKSHB pic.twitter.com/TQH30bo5At
— 41 Traffic Now (@41TrafficNow) February 8, 2021
6:41 a.m. | Monday is not the end of the bitter cold. Expect 10 to 12 days of dangerously cold temperatures.
Alright everyone...deep breaths...this is only day 2 of the 10-12 day brutally cold stretch! Rounds of light snow & freezing drizzle likely throughout the mid to late afternoon which means icy roads will be a problem for the majority of the day. pic.twitter.com/m1mYGnse6G
— Lindsey Anderson (@lnanderson) February 8, 2021
5:25 a.m. | Crews were out trying to make roads passable before morning commuters hit the streets.
— Bryant Maddrick (@BryantOnTV) February 8, 2021
4:49 a.m. | Warming buses are available at RideKC transit centers to help combat the dangerously cold conditions.
— RideKC (@RideKCTransit) February 8, 2021
4:48 a.m. | Kansas City, Missouri, residents should not set out trash for collection as waste management crews are being used to treat and clear roads.
Enjoy the game, but don't set out your trash tonight. #KCMO trash/recycling pickup delayed one day throughout the week so that drivers can help salt & plow snow Sunday night and Monday. Snow updates at https://t.co/jHDXAeLsCZ Stay Warm, Drive Safe and GO Chiefs! #RunItBack
— Kansas City, MO (@KCMO) February 7, 2021
4:45 a.m. | People in and around the Kansas City area woke to dangerous outdoor conditions Monday morning.
Leftover snow from Sunday and a new mix of fine snow and freezing drizzle combined to make roads slick and even icy.
Single-digit temperatures with below zero temperatures made it hard for roads to be treated effectively and hazardous to spend any amount of time outdoors.
Counties around the Kansas City metro area and to the south are under a winter weather advisory that lasts into the afternoon hours of Monday.
Because of road conditions and the bitter cold, many school districts opted to cancel classes or move to virtual learning to keep students safe.
Meteorologist Lindsey Anderson said drivers should expect the hazardous road conditions to continue into the afternoon, and travel should be avoided if possible.
As of 4:45 a.m., no major traffic incidents were reported, but traffic was moving slowly in many areas as snow still covered roads.
Morning wind chills are between -5 and -15 degrees and are not expected to improve significantly.