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Slippery roads lead to numerous accidents across Kansas City

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Freezing rain and icy roads have led to several accidents throughout the metro. (KCTV5) Freezing rain and icy roads have led to several accidents throughout the metro. (KCTV5)
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Freezing rain and icy roads have led to several accidents throughout the metro.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported dozens of accidents since Sunday, many blamed on "black ice" on roadways in all parts of the state. 

Police across the Kansas City area urged caution after several accidents resulted in injuries.

Temperatures were warm enough by mid-morning in most places to ease ice concerns, but some bridges and overpasses remained slick.

The forecast offered good news: Temperatures are expected to reach the low-40s early this week, and the 50s in some parts of the state by Wednesday.

While some body shops say they aren’t busy now, but they expect that to change as the week goes on.

Over a 24-hour period beginning Sunday afternoon, Overland Park police responded to 56 accidents.

In Bonner Springs on Kansas Highway 7, police say a person died after a truck lost control, crossed the median and hit a car head-on.

Lenexa police saw about two dozen crashes Monday morning. They say most of them happened in the Interstate 435 and Kansas Highway 10 interchange area.

Employees at Butler Collision and Damage say suspension issues, front and rear damage are most commonly caused by these conditions cause. They say those repairs could cost anywhere from a couple hundred dollars to thousands to fix.

“We’ve only made one estimate so far today, but it seems like people if they can still drive them they proceed on with their daily chores and then talk to the insurance company and then it takes a few days for us to hear about it. So, I’m assuming we’ll get some work out of this," owner Ron Butler said.

Butler says you should also wash your car often when icy roads are present, because the stuff used to treat the roads could cause corrosion and that means even more money in repairs.

Remember, you can stay on top of storms that move through the metro with our StormTrack weather app. It lets you track the storms as they head your way. It also provides the latest weather alerts.

Text the word "StormTrack5" to 23765. You'll get a link to download the app for free.

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