For the second weekend in a row, the Kansas City area is expected to get hit by snow and frigid temperatures. We’re bracing for the worst of possibilities:
No power again and, heaven forbid, no way to watch or keep track of Sunday’s Kansas City Chiefs-New England Patriots AFC Championship Game.
Here’s a one-stop handy list of links to help you keep track of the storm, slick roads, power outages and, most vital, the battle at Arrowhead Stadium.
The Chiefs game
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It starts at 5:40 p.m. Sunday and is being broadcast on CBS.
NFL.com offers regular updates.
CBS All Access streams the game. It is free for the first week, but then costs $6 per month with limited commercials.
fubo.tv offers free streaming. It then costs $40 to $45 per month afterward.
Get a radio and store some fresh batteries. The game is broadcast on 101.1-FM (The Fox.)
The Kansas City Star will write throughout the game. Follow our reporters and columnists on Twitter for updates and insights in real time: Sam Mellinger @mellinger, Vahe Gregorian @vgregorian, Blair Kerkhoff @BlairKerkhoff, Brooke Pryor @bepryor and Lynn Worthy @LWorthySports.
Bars and restaurants with power are an obvious option. Screenland Armour movie theater in North Kansas City will show the game for free.
Safety tip: If you end up charging your devices, or listening to or watching the game in your warm car, be smart. Don’t keep it running in a closed garage.
Tracking the snow storm
Roads and highways
For the KC area, @KansasCityKDOT is valuable.
Kansas Highway Patrol provides road condition and accident updates on Twitter: @kshighwaypatrol.
The National Weather Service provides national road condition maps and regional maps for Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, Kentucky, Illinois and Oklahoma, linking to MoDot, Kandrive and others.
Westar Energy is on Twitter with updates @WestEnergy.com/outage.
Places to get warm
The United Way of Greater Kansas City’s 2-1-1 website allows you to search for warming and other shelters. Refine your search by typing in your ZIP code, city, county or state on the right side of the page.
A map of warming centers throughout the Kansas City region is kept by the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services.