Weather may affect people drives Saturday night and Sunday morning as an afternoon snowfall is predicted to freeze, causing slick roads.
Winter Weather Advisories have been posted for a large part of the Kansas City viewing area, including the entire KC Metro, Saturday afternoon into overnight.
KCTV5 Meteorologist Tom Wachs said snow began to fall across parts of the area around 3 p.m. Saturday and should really pick up by early evening, especially on the Missouri side. Road temperatures are forecast to fall below freezing, which will mean slick roads could be an issue.
Wachs said, in terms of snow totals, 1-3″ of snow, on the average, is forecast, with the bulk of the accumulation east of Kansas City. Less than 1″ is expected for St. Joe and Maryville. The snow will come to an end from the west to the east after midnight, but slick roads could still remain as temperatures fall into the teens by sunrise.
Missouri Department of Transportation said they have 190 trucks available to use in preparation for the snow. Early Saturday they concentrated on Pettis, Saline, Johnson and Lafayette counties. They started the focus on bridges and ramps.
The city of Lee's Summit's snow removal crews began pre-treating streets at 7 a.m. Saturday in preparation for the snow.
Because of the Denver/Baltimore Playoff Game on KCTV5 Saturday afternoon, there is no 5 p.m. or 6 p.m. news. Our next newscast will be at 10 p.m., if not later, if the game runs over.
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