Winter Weather Coverage: Traffic, Forecast, Power Outages, Closings

Published: Feb. 9, 2023 at 5:33 AM CST|Updated: Feb. 9, 2023 at 7:57 AM CST
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KANSAS CITY METRO (KCTV) - Multiple inches of snow fell on the Kansas City metro early Thursday morning, covering area roadways and causing traffic issues.

Because the snowfall levels were unexpected, very few local roads were pre-treated, and very few snow plows were out to start the day. Because of this, the first snowfall that fell melted below subsequent levels of snow on the roadways, creating extra slick conditions.

Some local entities started scrambling their snow plows around 4:30 or 5 a.m., and most local school districts called off classes for the day. Click here for the latest school closings.

EVERGY’s Outage Map early Thursday morning showed over 8,100 local households without power, as of around 8 a.m.

KCI Airport temporarily closed its airfield shortly before 7 a.m. so crews could clear off the runways. The airfield was reopened about a half hour later.

The video above shows your traffic situation, along with what driving conditions look like. That video will be updated throughout Thursday morning.

I-29 northbound near the airport saw some major issues, bringing traffic to a standstill for much of the morning because of several stuck semi trucks. I-670 eastbound at Genessee Avenue from KCK to KCMO was also shut down temporarily due to traffic issues in the winter weather.

You can also check out real-time traffic on the KC SCOUT website by clicking here.

And here is Meteorologist Greg Bennett’s updated StormTrack5 Daily Forecast.