Slick roads in the Kansas City metro impact traffic, close schools

The winter mix left behind slick spots on area streets and highways.
Published: Mar. 7, 2022 at 5:26 AM CST
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KANSAS CITY METRO (KCTV) - The overnight winter mix continued to fall in the Kansas City metro Monday morning, creating slick driving conditions at the start of the work week for certain areas.

Local roadways were noticeably slippery, especially bridges and overpasses that still had a sheen of precipitation on top of them. There were several incidents reported on metro highways, especially north of the Missouri River in the Northland, where crashes peppered the Interstate 29 and Interstate 635.

Southbound I-635 was closed at Horizons Parkway for an extended period of time, starting shortly before 7 a.m., because of a multi-vehicle crash, according to Riverside police.

Around 35 area school districts were affected by the conditions, either closed or delayed for Monday. They included virtual days for North Kansas City School District, Liberty and Park Hill. Platte County School District was closed for the day, and Lawrence School District was working on a two-hour delay.

See those school closings and delays here: