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Light snow blankets Kansas City Wednesday morning

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Posted at 5:40 AM, Jan 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-27 11:15:33-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — 10:15 a.m. | Road temperatures remain below freezing and some are still covered with snow.

8:30 a.m. | Missouri Department of Transportation crews were out touching up roads.

8:02 a.m. | Crews are still out clearing and treating roads and side roads as snow ends.

7:45 a.m. | Though snow has ended for most, traffic incidents are still popping up.

6:26 a.m. | Morning commutes are moving slowly and some crashes are being reported.

5:53 a.m. | Reporter Bryant Maddrick provided an update from side streets in Independence, which is one of the school districts that canceled classes completely for the day.

ORIGINAL STORY | Kansas City area residents woke up to around an inch of snow Wednesday morning.

A winter weather advisory was issued for the area Tuesday night and will expire at 9 a.m. Wednesday.

Meteorologist Lindsey Anderson said snow should end around 6 a.m. for most parts of the metro.

Several school districts canceled classes or moved to remote learning due to the morning snow and the ability for crews to treat side streets in time for classes.

Snow crews in most jurisdictions started treating roads late Tuesday night to be prepared for the morning accumulation.

Overland Park crews hit the streets around 11 p.m. Tuesday, Olathe crews at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Independence also started late Tuesday, among others.

Despite early road treatment, some drivers did experience issues Wednesday morning.

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Anyone getting out should travel slowly and give other drivers plenty of space to operate.

Check back with 41 Action News for weather and road updates all morning long.