Central Standard brings a live update from those working on the front lines of the second major snow storm to hit the mid-west in under a week. Guests include Andy Bailey from the National Weather Service, Steve Porter from the Missouri Department of Transportation, Sean Demory from the Public Works Department of Kansas City Missouri and Captain Steve Young of the KCPD.
"Snowpocalypse 2" brought upwards of a foot of snow to some parts of the Kansas City metropolitan area. The storm shut down schools and businesses, and knocked out power to tens of thousands of residents.
The recent run of severe weather has resulted in extensive power outages and downed power lines throughout Kansas City, Mo. Tens of thousands throughout the metro are without power.
Because of the higher temps this storm (~ 33 degrees), the snow is very moist and heavy, resulting in accumulation on trees and power lines. This accumulation is causing trees and power lines to sag and is a greater risk of downed power lines.
KCP&L has called in additional personnel and are progressing through restoration.