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Flurries, freezing mist threaten to make roads slick

Updated: 2013-12-08T16:25:41Z

Light snow across the area was turning roads slick Sunday morning.

Emergency crews responded to several accidents in the area, including a wreck around 9 a.m. on Interstate 70 at the Benton Curve.

The Kansas Highway Patrol reported injury accidents at Interstate 635 and State Avenue, and on Interstate 70 near Tonganoxie.

Morning snow accumulation was expected to reach close to one inch north of the Missouri River, with a dusting to a half inch of snow south of the river.

The snow was expected to taper off later in the morning and into the afternoon, but light flurries mixed with freezing drizzle could keep roads dangerous.

“The roads might be a little slick,” said meteorologist Mike July at the National Weather Service station in Pleasant Hill. “Especially on bridges and overpasses with melting and refreezing.”

The precipitation will be gone by Monday, but the cold will stick around, he said.

Sunday’s highs are expected to reach the upper 20s, then fall back into the lower teens Monday morning.

Temperatures are holding roughly 20 degrees below normal for this time of year and are not expected to get above freezing at least until Thursday.

Joe Robertson, jrobertson@kcstar.com.

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