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Officials advise drivers to take it slow on Friday morning commute

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Posted at 7:10 AM, Jan 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-24 12:01:50-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Officials reminded drivers to take it slow Friday morning as another round of winter precipitation made its way through the Kansas City area.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol said drivers should slow down and take their time, as slick spots dotted side streets and highways.

MSHP said it wasn't seeing any major crashes, but there were several slide-offs around 5 a.m.

MSHP Troop A said between midnight and 8 a.m. Friday, troopers recevied 68 calls for service, including 49 stranded mortorists and 16 crashes. Three people were injured. The troop reported no fatalities.

Particular problem areas includes Interstate 35, Interstate 29 and Interstate 70, MSHP.

The Missouri Department of Transportation also advised commuters to drive at speeds lower than the posted speed limit.

RideKC said buses were running on regular routes and schedules, but riders should be prepared for delays.

Drivers can check road conditions using the MoDOT Traveler Information Map on the Missouri side, and the KanDrive Roads map on the Kansas side.

As of 7 a.m., more than 200 schools and organizations had announced closures or delays.