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December 13, 2013

Live reports: Crashes piling up as freezing rain moves across the Kansas City area

As the initial band of freezing rain moved into the Kansas City area about 7:30 a.m., roads became slick causing numerous crashes.

Freezing rain started falling in the Kansas City area about 7:30 a.m. Friday, causing numerous wrecks across the metropolitan area.

Southern Johnson County was among the first parts of the area to see the freezing rain.

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office announced via Twitter that both directions of Interstate 35 were closed between 175th Street and Gardner Road about 7:30 a.m. because of crashes.

Shortly thereafter, the sheriff’s office urged people to slow down as roads were icy in the southern part of the county.

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About 15 minutes later, the sheriff’s office said it was working a bus crash where a bus slid off the road at 207th Street and Headge Lane. There were no injuries reported.

Here’s a quick look at storm-related Tweets across the Kansas City Metropolitan area:

 

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