Drivers will need to take it easy Wednesday morning as freezing rain and drizzle make the roads slick in some areas.
Scattered showers were expected to move through eastern Kansas and western Missouri through mid-morning. With temperatures remaining below freezing, the precipitation was turning into freezing rain or freezing drizzle in some areas.
Police were reporting slick roads and some minor accidents.
The National Weather Service has issued a freezing rain advisory effective until 11 a.m. Wednesday for much of the Kansas City area.
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Affected counties include Atchison, Miami, Linn, Leavenworth, Wyandotte and Johnson counties in Kansas, and Platte, Clay, Jackson, Cass and Bates counties in Missouri.
The National Weather Service advised that a light glaze was likely to form, especially on elevated surfaces.
This could cause roads to quickly become slick within a short period of time.
The National Weather Service urged drivers to slow down, use caution and be prepared for slippery roads.
Robert A. Cronkleton, email@example.com