Tonight we'll share more weather deluge of info and reporting as most locals don't mind staying in but hope to keep their social media and Netflix connection intact. Meanwhile, we include further reading about efforts to improve the grid that's already under attack by Iranian hackers.
Local Lights Out?!?!
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - While utility crews have been working hard to make sure Arrowhead Stadium doesn't lose electricity this weekend, some restaurants who'll be showing the game are bracing for a potential power loss.
Merger Make Or Break
Crews are getting ready for any power outages that could come with this weekend's winter storm. All kinds of electricity will run through Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday.
KANSAS CITY, Mo - The Missouri Department of Transportation and the Kansas Department of Transportation are preparing for Friday's ice and snow event. MoDOT added blades and treatment spreaders to its trucks on Thursday and plans to continue that process Friday.
MERRIAM, Kan. - Snow plow drivers say they'll be out until the snow is cleared from roads, meaning many will be working long, overnight shifts this weekend. During the last significant snowfall in the metro, the Kansas Department of Transportation said drivers hit and damaged three of its plows.
Bad Dudes Deliver Smorgasbord Of Salami Attacks
In the wake of the US assassination of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani and the retaliatory missile strike that followed, Iran-watchers have warned that the country could deploy cyberattacks as well, perhaps even targeting US critical infrastructure like the electric grid.
In 2014, Tehran hackers crippled the casinos of outspoken billionaire conservative and big-time President Trump donor Sheldon Adelson after he suggested the U.S. nuke Iran. Now, in the wake of Trump's decision to assassinate the man widely seen as the country's second most powerful leader, experts fear Iran is set to retaliate once again in cyberspace.
Sparking Sustainable Tech
It's a huge undertaking to slow climate change, but we've done big things before. By Justin Gillis and Mr. Gillis is a former environmental reporter for The Times. Ms. Aggarwal is the vice president of Energy Innovation, a clean energy research group. Decades of climate change foot-dragging are finally giving way to public demands for action.
Hot Air Political Solution
Clean energy advocates say the Midwest needs to change how it plans - and pays for - transmission projects. The Midwest is gearing up for a high-renewable future, but it faces a major obstacle: Despite abundant interest from states and developers who want to build new wind and solar projects, the region doesn't have enough transmission capacity to accommodate them.
KANSAS CITY CARB POWER!!!
Maybe the hardest thing to find at this Raytown Hy-Vee on Friday was a parking spot.Inside the store, there was just as much traffic.
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