The Thursday evening commute was a long one for most travelers in the Kansas City area as an afternoon snowfall obscured visibility and slickened roads.
A crash involving semi trucks closed the westbound lanes of Interstate 670 at Genessee Street in the West Bottoms shortly before 7 p.m.
Numerous accidents were reported on other area highways as well as surface streets. Police said many bridges and overpasses were like ice.
Roads were so slick that a tow truck began sliding while trying to winch a vehicle out of a ditch.
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At the height of rush hour, traffic was practically at a standstill on Southwest Boulevard and Bruce R. Watkins Drive.
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