Icy roads lead to wrecks as temperatures fall throughout the Kan - KCTV5

Icy roads lead to wrecks as temperatures fall throughout the Kansas City area

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FAIRWAY, KS (KCTV) -

While the threat of snow is eliminating in the metro area, the new possible weather hazard is ice.

Temperatures have dropped below freezing, leading to the possibility of black ice forming on metro roads.

Kansas City is applying salt on both main and collector streets in preparation of freezing roads. Officials say did not have any weather-related road issues throughout the night. The city’s bridge frost crews will deploy on Tuesday morning. 

In Kansas City, KS, officials say roads are slick in certain spots, describing the roads as "hit or miss."

Crews in Lee's Summit, MO, have been out putting salt on the roads and officials in Independence, MO, say they have had no "major complaints," with their roads.

Overland Park also said it was pretreating roads. Ice is to blame for two wrecks in Johnson County, KS.

The first wreck happened on Northbound Interstate 435 at 87th Street. Minor injuries were reported after the truck hit an icy patch and flipped. The woman driving that truck is expected to be OK.

A second wreck happened on southbound US Highway 169 just north of 175th Street in Johnson County.

Police say ramps in the area were the biggest issue.

To view the Kansas City area traffic map, click here.

Overnight temperatures dropped into the mid-20s.

Area sidewalks are also being affected by the winter weather. Sidewalks that were not pre-treated will be slick.

Starting Wednesday, Kansas City will see warmer air hit the metro, as temperatures flirt with the 50-degree mark. 

On Thursday and Friday, temperatures will near 60 degrees. 

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