KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City is preparing for the latest round of possibly severe weather.
The combination of up to several inches of snow and strong winds could create blizzard-like conditions, which reduce visibility and make traveling hazardous.
Several inches of snow could fall across parts of the Kansas City area with wind gusts of up to 50 mph possible. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory from 3 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday
If you missed meteorologist Wes Peery provided an update Thursday night on Facebook, you can rewatch the conversation on the station’s Facebook page.
Kansas City, Missouri, and other municipalities had crews out Thursday pre-treating roads and would continue to monitor road conditions overnight and ahead of Friday morning’s commute.
100 employees are on night shift tonight to start salting primary roads and bridges ahead of the snow arriving early morning. Roughly 170 employees will be in first thing tomorrow to salt & plow. Updates, see the snow page - https://t.co/naxAxwZTnl. #KansasCity #Snow #PublicWorks— Kansas City, MO (@KCMO) January 15, 2021
KCMO Councilman Eric Bunch tweeted Thursday night that KC Parks had opened the Garrison Community Center, 1124 E. 5th St., as an emergency shelter for those without shelter.
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