A winter storm that dumped up to four inches of snow in the Kansas City area left behind slick roads Tuesday morning after slush froze overnight.
The major highways in the Kansas City area were partly covered to mostly clear for the morning commute, according to Missouri Department of Transportation traveler information map. Some highways, however, remained covered.
On the Kansas side, highways were reported to be wet with slush, according to the Kansas Department of Transportation traveler information map.
Kansas officials warned that there could be icy spots and urged drivers to allow extra time for their commute, taking it slow and staying safe distances from other vehicles.
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A few crashes created problems on the area highways, according to Kansas City Scout, including a two vehicle collision along Missouri 7 at Truman Road.
However, it was the city streets and exit ramps that remained the most challenging.
Kansas City Police Chief Darryl Forté urged drivers to match their driving to the road conditions.
Crews in Kansas City worked on the primary streets overnight and would continue to salt and plow as needed, according to the city’s snow response page. Crews will work the residential side streets from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
At Kansas City International Airport, about dozen flights had announced delays, including some flights later in the day.
The storm system that moved through the region Monday left behind two to three inches of snow in most of the Kansas City area. Some areas, however, saw as much as four inches.
Snowfall totals from Monday
Kansas City International Airport
NWS Pleasant Hill
Meanwhile, cold temperatures will continue through the remainder of the week. Highs will hover around upper 20s to possibly low 30s. Overnight lows will drop into the teens and low 20s. Temperatures could fall as low as 10 degrees on Thursday.
The next chance for precipitation will be early Wednesday morning. The weak storm system is expected to leave behind less than an inch of snow in most places.
Dry weather is expected to return Thursday and continue through the weekend.