Kansas City Mayor Sly James has declared a state of emergency in response to the snow storm.
The city says crews are responding to the snow and reports 250 snow plows are running, but residents are being asked to stay off the streets and park cars in driveways or garages.
Phase I and II of the City’s Snow Ordinance are in place. Vehicles parked on snow routes may be ticketed or towed. Cars and trucks that get stuck on major roadways without snow tires or chains can also be ticketed.
The City has activated its Emergency Operations Cent at a level two. This means people from key departments and KCP&L are there monitoring the situation and coordinating a response.
KCP&L says crews are standing by to restore power if needed.
All of the city’s community centers except Tony Aguirre are open and will serve as warming centers.