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Heads up: Monday morning snow proving slippery for commuters

Monday morning snow proving slippery for commute
Monday morning snow proving slippery for commute
Posted at 8:02 AM, Nov 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-12 11:55:15-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Expect wet roads and slick spots as you head to your destination Monday. 

Snow during the morning commute has created several traffic issues, including low visibility and crash delays, throughout the metro.

Road temperatures in many areas dropped below freezing, hovering around 30 degrees.

Drivers are advised to be especially cautious on overpasses and bridges because they typically freeze first.

Crews on both sides of the state line have been treating and monitoring roadways and slick spots, but drivers will need to be on the lookout for any untreated areas.

A spokesperson from the Kansas Department of Transportation said crews had been treating the roads since 6:30 a.m., but that drivers should still expect ice and drive more slowly than usual.

Drivers should also allow extra time to get where they’re going all day long. Though the snow is expected to clear out of the area by noon, with temps staying in the 30s, roads could still be treacherous into the afternoon and around the evening commute as crews work to reach every area.

One school, Lakeland R-III, did close due to the inclement weather.