Winter weather leaves area roads an icy mess

Icy conditions combined with heavy shopping and increased holiday travel created a mess on area roadways Saturday, with treacherous conditions, road closures and numerous accidents making life miserable for many drivers.

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Tour of dilapidated building at 1640 Baltimore, in the Crossroads Arts District, where the use of TIF project money is being challenged to renovate the building as the new BNIM architecture headquarters. Jerry Riffel, the lawyer for building developer Shirley Helzberg, explains the reason tax increment financing is needed. Video by John Sleezer/The Kansas City Star