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Winter weather could wreak havoc Friday in Kansas City

KC Parks opens emergency overnight shelter
Posted at 9:30 PM, Jan 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-14 23:44:55-05

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.

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.

Kansas City-area residents can always find forecast updates online, in the free 41 Action News mobile app and via the 41 Action News Storm Shield app.

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