City is preparing for winter storm

The city has sent out an advisory about a potential winter storm this evening. Here are the details:

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the Kansas City metro area in effect from midnight tonight, Friday, Dec. 20 until noon on Sunday, Dec. 22.

Freezing rain is expected beginning tonight through tomorrow. By tomorrow evening, the freezing rain is expected to change to snow. The Kansas City metro area may receive 5-7 inches of snow, in addition to ice accumulation of 1/10 to 1/3 of an inch. Motorists are advised to drive with caution, as roads will become very slick.

City snow crews are preparing to respond to the winter weather. For the past few days, City crews have been treating many City streets with a brine solution to help prevent the anticipated ice and snow from bonding to the street surface.City crews assigned to primary/arterial routes have split into two 12-hour shifts to provide around the clock coverage. They will begin checking routes for slick spots on Saturday, Dec. 21 at 7:30 a.m. Crews on residential snow routes will be on alert tomorrow, and will begin plowing routes when the snow stops during daylight hours – this will most likely begin Sunday, Dec. 22 at 6 a.m.


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