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Ice, snow begin weekend, major storm expected Tuesday

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Roads became slick Friday afternoon due to winter weather, and numerous crashes occurred.

A police officer was involved in a crash Friday night along Interstate 435 at Metcalf Avenue. He had been working a prior crash when he was struck from behind while sitting in his patrol car. He suffered serious injuries, but is expected to recover. The driver who hit the officer was not injured.

A fatality was reported off Interstate 35 at the weigh station in southern Johnson County. A semi truck driver was walking outside his rig when another driver slid on the slick road and struck the pedestrian. He died at the scene.

Roads will remain slick as the snow and ice will dog the Kansas City area through Saturday. How much snow and ice you receive will depend on where you live.

Mother Nature is bringing several rounds of winter weather to the Kansas City area. A significant snowstorm has the potential to bring five to 10 inches of the snow to the area starting Monday night and lasting through Tuesday morning's commute, KCTV5 Chief Meteorologist Chris Suchan said.

Multiple crashes were reported Friday afternoon and evening with rush-hour traffic snarled in southern portions of the Kansas City area. One crash involved 15 vehicles.

The Three Trails Crossing was particularly impacted by the slick highways.

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