Archive for Thursday, December 20, 2012

Watch out on the roads, says KDOT; classes canceled in SMSD, De Soto districts

December 20, 2012

Slushy roadway conditions and blowing snow will “make for a challenging morning commute,” reports the Kansas City Department of Transportation.

In weather alerts released this morning, KDOT reported that wind gusts could get as high as 43 mph, causing limited visibility and even whiteout conditions at times.

Snow could be heavy at times, according to KDOT, and may continue until noon this afternoon.

No road closures in the area are being reported at this time.

In a message posted to the city of Shawnee’s website, the city reported that road clearing crews had been monitoring the situation overnight and that more drivers were out this morning treating main roads in preparation for this morning’s traffic.

Classes in Shawnee Mission and De Soto school districts were canceled for the day.

As the snow and weather conditions continue, KDOT urges drivers to take it slow this morning and allow for extra time to make it to work.

“Watch for icy/slick spots on the roadway; don’t assume that if the pavement looks clear, that it is,” KDOT said.

Weather updates throughout the day can be found at


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