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Racing action is almost ready to start under the lights tonight at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. The ARCA race starts at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Temperatures were a chilly 54 degrees at 7 p.m. Earlier today, qualifying was held for Sunday’s Sprint Cup series race, with Kevin Harvick winning the pole position. More racing action is scheduled for Saturday with the Nationwide Series. The ARCA race is on Fox Sports 2 channel.
Areas of frost are expected early Saturday morning, especially along and north of I-70, according to the National Weather Service.
Unseasonably cold temperatures tonight will see a low of about 36 degrees in Wyandotte County, according to the weather service. Patchy frost is possible after 3 a.m.
Residents may want to cover their outdoor plants Friday night.
Saturday’s weather, after the frost, will be sunny with a high near 57.
Saturday night, the low will be 46, and Sunday, the high will be 71 with mostly sunny skies.
A gas line was struck near 2300 Metropolitan Ave. today in Kansas City, Kan.
According to a Kansas City, Kan., Fire Department spokesman, residents were evacuated from a nearby apartment complex, and about 600 students at Argentine Middle School were evacuated to Harmon High School.
Most residents of the apartments left in their personal vehicles, while a Kansas City, Kan., transit bus helped residents without transportation leave the area, the spokesman said.
The gas leak was fixed by Kansas Gas Service and residents were allowed to return home at 2:15 p.m., according to the Fire Department spokesman. Students from Argentine Middle were returned to their school by the end of the school day.
No injuries were reported, the spokesman said.