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Travel discouraged as conditions continue to worsen in Kansas City metro

Travel discouraged as roads continue to worsen
Posted at 1:14 PM, Nov 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-26 00:47:59-05

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.

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.