Kansas City, Mo. – The Kansas City area received its first snowfall of the season Saturday afternoon. Snow is expected through Saturday evening By early Sunday morning, locals are expecting two to four inches.
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The system has already covered parts of Kansas. If you’re visiting Manhattan for Kansas State football or Emporia for a high school championship, you should check it out. KanDrive before you move.
While Kansas will get the brunt of this first winter storm, much of Kansas City on the Missouri side will get something, and those amounts increase as you head north and west of the metro. The The Missouri Department of Transportation has a commuter map You can check how the conditions are in real time.
FOX4 will update this story with city snow plans. Refresh this page for the latest information leading up to FOX4 News after Saturday’s Kansas State-Iowa State game, which begins at 10:30 p.m., although the game may start later if it’s longer.
We’ve heard a few times in the newsroom about the Weather Channel apps showing 7 inches or sometimes 12. The FOX4 Weather Team sees 2-4 inches, with the heaviest sticking around in southwest Kansas. :
It doesn’t appear to be weather related, but be aware of NB I-49 slowing before 155th Street very close to the Jackson/Cass County line.
The city sent out a warning to anyone on Wetherby Lake asking people not to park on city streets to ensure effective snow removal.
Overland Park, Kansas, says dozens of plow drivers are ready to go once pavement temperatures drop below freezing, which is expected to happen around 7 p.m. Saturday. The city says it will begin treating streets at that time and plowing when the accumulation begins. The city is asking people to move their vehicle off the street into a driveway or parking lot to accommodate the plows. Stay home if you can, and if you have to drive tonight or Sunday morning, give plows at least 100 feet.
Kansas City, Missouri, says it has 50,000 tons of salt and 6,000 tons of ice pans ready for use this winter. If you want to know where your street is for plowing, The city has a map that you can checkBe sure to zoom in until the Kansas City streets are highlighted.
As noted in Jacob Lanier’s update, the blizzard has already hit some of Emporia and Manhattan, with ConDrive showing a traffic incident south of Emporia and at least partial road closures everywhere between there and Manhattan.