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Mon December 31, 2012
Snow To Continue Through Tuesday Morning
A winter weather advisory is in effect for the Kansas City area until 6 a.m. Tuesday.
The National Weather Service predicts the area will receive one to three inches of snow Monday afternoon. The snow may mix with freezing drizzle later Monday afternoon south of I-70.
But the light snow is expected to resume Monday evening, resulting in accumulation of another inch. Snow totals of two to four inches are expected across eastern Kansas and northwestern, west central and central Missouri.
For more from the National Weather Service, click here.
For updates throughout the day from KMBC, click here.
The Kansas Highway Patrol has a list of important safety tips if you have to be out on the road during inclement weather. Most importantly, slow down, turn on your headlights and turn off your cruise control. For the Patrol's full list of safety tips, click here.
MoDOT adds that drivers should:
· Steer and brake gently.
· Accelerate slowly at intersections.
· Allow plenty of distance between your vehicle and the one ahead of you.
· Stay back 100 feet from snow plows that may be spreading salt. Avoid passing snow plows, even when on a multi-lane road.
· Be aware that bridges and overpasses generally experience freezing conditions first.
Drivers out celebrating the New Year's holiday Monday night or Tuesday morning should use double extra caution. Falling temperatures could cause slick spots to form on the roadways.