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Winter weather updates: Traffic & crashes

Posted: 6:55 AM, Jan 11, 2018
Updated: 2018-01-11 20:48:31Z
Winter weather updates: Traffic & crashes

We're keeping an eye on the roads as winter weather rolls into the KC metro.

Check MoDOT road conditions map. 

Check KDOT road conditions map.

2:48 p.m.

12:04 p.m.

11:28 a.m. 

10:55 a.m.

10:40 a.m. Richard Sharp is at I-29 NB exit to Tiffany Springs. The exit is blocked by a semi. 

10:27 a.m. 

10:20 a.m. KC Streetcar service is suspended due to ice build up on the wires. 

10:16 a.m. I-29 NB to Tiffany Springs Parkway is blocked by a semi-truck. 

10:11 a.m. Crews are working to clear a large downed tree in Swope Park. 

9:29 a.m. Overland Park crews are back out putting salt on the roads.

9:17 a.m. 41 Action News Reporter Steven Dial talked with a truck driver who is taking a break because of the weather. 

Another truck driver asked cars to understand large trucks "can't stop on a dime" and to give them some room. 

9:02 a.m.

8:54 a.m. We're seeing sleet and ice in the KC metro. 

8:45 a.m. 

8:40 a.m.

8:35 a.m. Ice is starting to cover Storm Tracker as we're out covering the weather. 

8:27 a.m. 

8:24 a.m. 41 Action News Meteorologists Gerard Jebaily and Jeff Penner are seeing ice on trees in Overland Park. 

8:18 a.m. Crash on NB I-435 past 24 Highway is cleared. 

8:17 a.m.

8:14 a.m.

8:07 a.m. St. Joseph is starting to see some ice on driveways and sidewalks. 

8:04 a.m.  MoDOT Kansas City is warning drivers about a crash on NB I-435 past 24 Highway as well as warning drivers overpasses and bridges can be slick. 

8:00 a.m. Some people are starting to see rain freeze on windows from Gardner in Lenexa.

7:57 a.m. The National Weather Service in Kansas City is tweeting what road conditions look like as of about 8 a.m. 

7:55 a.m. 41 Action News Anchor Richard Sharp is near Zona Rosa in Stormtracker. He's noticed freezing rain is starting to stick to the car. With temperatures dropping, he's also seen people slowing down on the highway.

 

7:47 a.m. MoDOT crews are starting to treat roads in the metro area. 

7:44 a.m. Traffic is moving VERY slow on SB I-35 due to a crash near 119th in Olathe. 

7:41 a.m. 41 Action News Anchor Richard Sharp is on I-29. Here's a look at what he's seeing. 

7:40 a.m.

7:34 a.m.

7:30 a.m. Meteorologists Lindsey Anderson and Nicole Phillips say the heavy rain continues to move off to the east, and the frozen precipitation sticks around. Here's the latest forecast update. 

 

7:10 a.m. 

7:02 a.m. Starting to see sleet west of the KC metro. 

6:57 a.m.

6:55 a.m. With this morning's rain, we're already seeing crashes and slowdowns. 

Crews are starting to treat the roads in Overland Park.