KANSAS CITY, Mo. — With snowfall arriving to the Kansas City area, KSHB 41 News tracked live updates Wednesday morning.
10:10 a.m. | KSHB 41 News Meteorologist Cassie Wilson is tracking snowfall totals from around the metro.
KSHB 41 News Chief Meteorologist Mike Nicco shared with our viewers what it's like to project snowfall totals across the area.
Here’s another example of why snow forecasting is difficult. Jeff and I live about 2 miles apart. He measured 3 inches of snow. I measure 2 inches of snow.@KSHB41 #snowstorm https://t.co/xbk0EE4FfH pic.twitter.com/xOekgT7dIP— Mike Nicco (@MikeNiccoKSHB41) January 25, 2023
The number of Evergy customers experiencing outages has dropped to 475 customers.
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8:25 a.m. | The city of Olathe announced that Palmer Senior Center, Truman Memorial Building and the buildings at George Owens Nature Park will be closed Wednesday.
7:35 a.m. | In Olathe, 45% of roads have been plowed.
Night crews began plowing around 1 a.m. Day crews will continue plowing.— City of Olathe, KS (@CityofOlatheKS) January 25, 2023
Olathe has seen 2 ¼ inches of snow and 45% of streets have been plowed.
Trash and recycling collection will continue.
Keep up on this storm and track snowplows ➡️ https://t.co/0qCuIcAmse. pic.twitter.com/3fcNrbxL9p
7:23 a.m. | Justin Meyer, deputy director of aviation with the Kansas City Aviation Department, says the airfield at KCI is open and flights are operating.
The airfield is open and flights are operating this morning at KMCI. Overnight accumulation here looks to be an inch or so on vehicles parked overnight. pic.twitter.com/aw0Zh3RcWs— Justin Meyer (@JustinMeyerKC) January 25, 2023
Travelers can track their flight status online.
7:14 a.m. | Olathe police are providing advice to drivers on how to safely navigate their way through winter conditions.
7:10 a.m. | It's a snow day for many kids around the KC area. KSHB 41 Meteorologist Lindsey says to make sure they are bundled up!
Are your kids already begging to play in the snow this morning?! Bundle them up! Wind chills will drop through the morning & afternoon down to the teens. pic.twitter.com/kUkMMd4vUg— Lindsey Anderson (@lnanderson) January 25, 2023
6:34 a.m. | RideKC says buses are running their regular schedules, but to plan for delays of up to 30-60 minutes due to weather.
The KC Public Library will delay opening until 11 a.m. due to weather.
There are now 3,615 Evergy customers experiencing power outages, with widespread outages in Roeland Park.
6:07 a.m. | KSHB 41 Meteorologist Cassie Wilson estimates around 2 inches of snow at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium.
Taking a super official measurement at @GEHAField with my finger - I’d say about 2”. The @NWSKansasCity says a few reports are starting to come into their office, mainly around 1-2” with a couple reports close to 3”. @KSHB41 pic.twitter.com/GLFnYILwkj— ☀️ Cassie Wilson (@CassieKSHB) January 25, 2023
5:40 a.m. | Belton School District is holding an AMI distance learning day on Wednesday.
Here at Lee’s Summit North HS classes are virtual today, but still at least four snow plows here in the parking lot.— Caroline Hogan KSHB (@CarolineHoganTV) January 25, 2023
A lot of hard work from these guys that even started YESTERDAY!@KSHB41 pic.twitter.com/A7MOZ9IJkp
5:30 a.m. | Kansas City, Missouri, Public Schools, Grandview C-4 School District and Harrisonville Schools are closed.
Raymore-Peculiar Schools will hold a virtual learning day.
KSHB 41 News Traffic Anchor Daisha Jones is tracking a crash along 169 Highway southbound at I-29.
5:15 a.m. | Center 58, Spring Hill and Grain Valley schools have closed.
KSHB 41 News continues to track road conditions in the metro.
A crash has taken place on Interstate 35 northbound before Front Street in Kansas City, Missouri amid the slushy conditions.
Earlier Wednesday morning, a Prius was trapped under a semi truck and dragged around 8 miles down I-435. The driver of the Prius is alive and has been freed from the vehicle.
5:08 a.m. | Gardner Edgerton USD 231 and Blue Valley Schools are closed Wednesday.
4:48 a.m. | Around 1-3 inches of snow have accumulated around the Kansas City area Wednesday morning.
Look out for slushy roads on your morning commute.
Snowfall is set to stop between 6-8 a.m.
WEATHER FORECAST | Watch for slick, covered and slushy roads for the morning commute
Crews around the KC area remain at work to keep road conditions under control.
Snow plows coming through in Raytown. Slushier roads, but definitely more accumulation as we came out east.— Caroline Hogan KSHB (@CarolineHoganTV) January 25, 2023
We’ll be out here all morning long as the snow comes down! ❄️ @KSHB41 pic.twitter.com/uFDaLvOcjW
KSHB 41 News has created a guide to help you track road conditions near you.
As of 4:50 a.m. Wednesday, 4,323 Evergy customers are experiencing power outages.
Thousand of customers experiencing outages are located in Roeland Park, Kansas.
Bringing you updates on #WinterWeather hitting #KansasCity this morning. We’re near the Mission Hills Country Club south of Shawnee Mission Parkway. Nearby neighborhoods are experiencing power outages. pic.twitter.com/gg2sRBZUlW— Daniela Leon (@danielaleontv) January 25, 2023
A number of school districts in the Kansas City area have announced that they are closing for the day due to inclement weather.
Raytown, KCK Public Schools, Shawnee Mission, Independence and Olathe school districts announced that students will not report to school Wednesday.
Lee's Summit and Blue Springs school districts will hold a virtual learning day Wednesday.
You can stay up to date on closings on KSHB 41 and online.