Wyandotte County receives small blanket of snow; travel caution issued

Traffic conditions on I-35 at Southwest Boulevard are shown Sunday morning. (KC Scout photo)
Traffic conditions on I-35 at Southwest Boulevard are shown Sunday morning. (KC Scout photo)

Wyandotte County has received a small blanket of snow overnight, with more snow falling this morning.

The National Weather Service said the main part of the snowstorm is to the north of the Kansas City area.

The weather service has issued a special statement for Wyandotte County that there will be potentially hazardous travel conditions this afternoon.

Winds will quickly increase from the north late this morning and this afternoon, with occasional gusts to 40 mph, according to the weather service.

This will lead to some areas of blowing snow, particularly near the I-70 corridor where 1 to 2 inches of snow have fallen in places, the weather service said. It may make it difficult to maintain clear roadways in these locations, according to the weather service.

Also, rapidly falling temperatures into the middle 20s this afternoon will cause any slush and water to freeze, especially on any untreated roadways, as well as bridges and overpasses, the weather service said. This may result in very hazardous and icy conditions in spots, according to the weather service.
The weather service cautioned that motorists should be careful if traveling this afternoon and be prepared for quickly deteriorating travel conditions.

More snow mixed with rain is possible throughout Sunday, leaving roads wet and slushy, the weather service said. Snow will taper off in the afternoon and late Sunday throughout the region, according to the weather service.

The temperature was 34 at 9 a.m. Sunday in Wyandotte County and according to the weather service, is expected to be 31 degrees at noon, 24 degrees at 3 p.m. and 20 degrees at 6 p.m. Temperatures are expected to keep dropping and by 3 a.m., should be around 12 degrees, according to the weather service.

Strong and gusty north winds will bring falling temperatures this afternoon and could refreeze roads overnight, according to the weather service.

Wyandotte County is not under the winter weather advisory, but counties to the north in Missouri, including Clay and Platte counties, are under that advisory.

For more information about the weather, visit www.weather.gov.

It appeared that there was more snow on the north side of Wyandotte County, from this photo at I-435 and Leavenworth Road on Sunday morning. (KC Scout photo)
It appeared that there was more snow on the north side of Wyandotte County, from this photo at I-435 and Leavenworth Road on Sunday morning. (KC Scout photo)

Traffic conditions are shown at I-70 and I-635 in Kansas City, Kan., on Sunday morning. (KC Scout photo)
Traffic conditions are shown at I-70 and I-635 in Kansas City, Kan., on Sunday morning. (KC Scout photo)

Predicted snowfall amounts for Sunday from the National Weather Service. (National Weather Service graphic)
Predicted snowfall amounts for Sunday from the National Weather Service. (National Weather Service graphic)

A close-up look at the snow Sunday morning in Wyandotte County. (Staff photo)
A close-up look at the snow Sunday morning in Wyandotte County. (Staff photo)

Sidewalks and driveways showed varying layers of snow on Sunday morning in Wyandotte County. (Staff photo)
Sidewalks and driveways showed varying layers of snow on Sunday morning in Wyandotte County. (Staff photo)

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