KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Roads on both sides of the state line continued to worsen Sunday afternoon as snow fell over the Kansas City area, mixing with high-speed winds to create blizzard-like conditions.
Air travel also proved difficult. Officials at the Kansas City International Airport said the airfield closed to arrivals just before 3 p.m. due to visibility of less than a quarter of a mile.
On the Missouri side, I-29 closed from the Iowa border to Mound City due to whiteout conditions.
On the Kansas side, I-70 closed from WaKeeney to west of Topeka city limits, and Gov. Jeff Colyer issued a State of Disaster Emergency declaration .
We strongly recommend that you postpone travel plans, if possible. Be mindful of all emergency response personnel out on Kansas roadways and give them space to do their jobs to ensure their safety and that of our citizens. #kswx
— KDEM (@KansasEmergency) November 25, 2018
Travel is strongly discouraged, but drivers who need to be out can check road conditions at the following sites:
Crews are treating roads across Kansas and Missouri. Transportation officials urged people to stay in so plows have plenty of room to work.
In Kansas City, crews pre-treated streets and planned to plow when snow begins to accumulate.
Road conditions are deteriorating FAST in the #KC metro!
Crashes are happening, & Trooper’s are working to get them cleared from the roadway. #StayHome if you can! Do not put yourself & others in harms way! It’s not worth the risk!
— Trooper Candice (@TroopCandiceKHP) November 25, 2018