Mayor Q & Manager Triumph Against. 3-Inch Kansas City Snowpocalypse?!?

The local expectations of the modern American epoch offer us yet another reason to celebrate. 

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It's not an incredible achievement but we'll take it because a decent outcome was not assured. 

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Mayor Q & the city manager can take credit for the efforts of Public Works & contract drivers busting their hump amid the bitter cold. 

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In this post we gather winter storm links from across the metro for your viewing pleasure in some place that his hopefully warm  . . .

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Take a look at road conditions in Kansas after Thursday's winter storm

Residential streets where we were on the Kansas side of the state line may have looked snow packed, but don't mistake that for what it actually was - blowing snow. Meanwhile, highways have been largely clear since 1 p.m. Thursday.We hitched a ride with Kansas Highway Patrol Master Sgt.

KC Pet Project hits the streets looking for pets left out in frigid weather

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Our pets can't always escape the cold, especially when they're forced outside. Kansas City Pet Project officers are out and about, searching for cases of animal abuse in the frigid weather. Temperatures on Thursday dove well below zero, and Thursday night's low is -8.

Organizations provide bus for people experiencing homelessness, housing insecurity

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - When it's this cold outside, getting people inside is the number one priority. It was up to advocates who work with people experiencing homelessness and housing insecurity to take action. Similar to last winter, the city and organizations provided a bus to pick people up off the street and take them to a warm place.

Kansas City has an unwanted guest staying for Christmas: dangerously cold temperatures

The National Weather Service is urging people to stay home, with temperatures around negative 5 degrees and a wind chill up to 30 degrees below zero. Still, some Kansas City-area residents went to work, walked their pets, and rode the streetcar to stay warm.

Fire crews battle Shawnee house fire during extreme freezing conditions

SHAWNEE, Kan. - Sub-zero temperatures, ice and blowing snow made it difficult for fire crews Thursday night battling a house fire in Shawnee, Kansas. The Shawnee Fire Department responded to the fire around 6:15 p.m. off W. 48th Street, just west of Mullen Road.

Gov. Parson alerts National Guard members for support due to winter weather

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - Missouri Governor Mike Parson is wanting hundreds of first responders ready in case they are needed for emergency response during the latest weather threat. The Missouri National Guard stated Thursday morning the governor alerted about 500 Guard members "in anticipation of potential travel disruptions due to the winter storm."

How to track snow plows throughout Johnson County

OLATHE, Kan. - As a dangerous winter storm brings snow, ice and strong winds to the Midwest, cities across Johnson County are using GPS technology to track snow plow routes in real time. For more information on how to track snow plows in your area, check out the links below: Merriam: The City of Merriam clears snow and ice from about 124 lane miles.

Oak Park shoppers show up despite arctic temperatures

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Despite warnings from state and local officials to stay home Thursday, shoppers in Overland Park showed up with clear goals in mind. Whether it was acquiring an ornament as part of a holiday tradition or replacing presents that won't arrive on time, Kansas Citians seemed unbothered by the cold.

How to track snow plow progress in Kansas City, Jackson County

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - As a dangerous winter storm brings snow, ice and strong winds to the Midwest, crews all over the KC area are working diligently to clear streets. Interstates and major city streets will take priority, and then crews will get to work on residential roads.

Winter Storm Coverage: Road Conditions and Airport Delays

KANSAS CITY METRO (KCTV) - As a snow/wintry mix began falling on the Kansas City area early Thursday morning, the precipitation caused slick roads and interstates. ( Click here for your StormTrack5 Weather Alert forecast for today's winter storm) Although traffic is slow this morning, there are few crashes reported.

'This is what happens': Johnson County Sheriff's Office patrol vehicle hit by vehicle driving too fast for road conditions

The Johnson County, Kansas, Sheriff's Office has a warning for anyone driving in Thursday's winter storm: Slow down or stay home if you can.Officials with the department said a patrol vehicle was struck on Interstate 35 at Gardner Road during the height of the snowfall Thursday morning.

KC-area doctors ask you check on older family members in frigid weather conditions

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - With the frigid weather, a call to check on older family members and neighbors. That's the message from doctors and those who work with seniors. The Don Bosco Senior Center provides warm meals to nearly 200 older people in the area every day.

Tips to avoid frostbite in frozen KC

Christmastime in Kansas City means enjoying everything the season has to offer.But enjoying things outside in this weather could be dangerous.

Work doesn't stop in freezing weather for these Kansas City area workers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - These are just a few instances of the work that doesn't stop, no matter the weather. Whether its indoors or outdoors. Several people were busy being first responders. Hospital employees said when the temperature goes down, the risks go up.

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