Snow

Marc LaVoie
March 04, 2019 - 6:43 am
School superintendents around the Kansas City area again called off classes Monday because of bitter cold temperatures. The temperature at 6 a.m. Monday in Kansas City was 2 degrees. Light northwest winds brought the wind chill factor to below zero. Cold weather is expected to continue Tuesday, but...
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Marc LaVoie
March 01, 2019 - 6:17 am
Kansas City, MO - There's an old adage about March coming in like a lion and going out like a lamb. The lion is roaring this weekend in Kansas City, where bitter cold temperatures are predicted, along with four to seven inches of fresh snow. The next system will affect eastern Kansas and a large...
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Marc LaVoie
February 20, 2019 - 7:21 am
Kansas City, MO - Contractors who are hired to clear parking lots say they are having a boom year after surviving several dry winters. "The phones ring and we keep going," said Drew Snyder, who has run KC Skyline Lawns for three years. At peak times, Skyline's plow operators have worked 24-hour...
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Marc LaVoie
February 20, 2019 - 5:31 am
Kansas City, MO - Thousands of school kids are taking another day off after a winter storm dropped a fresh blanket of snow on the Kansas City area. Most areas got at least two inches of snow. Freezing rain was reported in some areas early Wednesday. Just passed three inches here in Olathe @...
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Marc LaVoie
February 19, 2019 - 6:47 am
Another winter storm is expected to strike the Kansas City area again, with snow and ice arriving in the metro in the early evening hours of Tuesday. The heaviest period of snowfall should be later Tuesday evening. Forecasters expect enough snow to cause problems with traffic again. "Somewhere in...
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Car in snow
Rebecca Crockett
February 06, 2019 - 7:32 pm
Lenexa, KS - Another bridge in Lenexa will be equipped with a system that sprays liquid salt to prevent ice and snow from building up. The city has used the system for 10 years on two other bridges. The new bridge is under construction at K-10 and Prairie Star Parkway and should be completed by the...
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Marc LaVoie
January 23, 2019 - 4:24 am
A large number of school districts around Kansas City are closed Wednesday because of the winter weather that blew through the area late Tuesday. See a list of closings here, compiled by KMBC Channel 9 News. Icy and snow-covered roads are a major concern for the morning commute, with windy and cold...
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Kara Marxer
January 17, 2019 - 6:04 am
The winter weather forecast for this weekend in Columbia has students at the University of Missouri changing their plans. MU is reopening its dormitories and dining halls at 9:00 a.m. Thursday, a day earlier than planned, so students can get back to campus before the next storm hits. Meteorologists...
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KMBC Channel 9 News
Marc LaVoie
January 14, 2019 - 6:53 am
The massive snowstorm that blew through Kansas and Missouri Friday and Saturday left behind a band of fallen tree limbs and utility lines. Kansas City Power & Light reported more than 47,000 customers without electricity as of early Monday morning. More than eight inches of snow fell on parts...
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Kansas Dept. of Transportation
Dan Weinbaum
November 27, 2018 - 4:23 am
For decades, transportation departments and public works crews used a simple sand and salt mixture to treat road surfaces in the winter, but the science has changed. The cutting edge in the Kansas City area now includes more liquid and a different chemical recipe. "We use magnesium chloride with...
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