Thursday morning's snowstorm disrupted flights, schools and power, but by Friday Kansas City is getting back on track. That & more news from KCUR.
Top Of The Morning News: December 21, 2012
The running of flights into and out of KCI Airport has returned to normal after scores of cancellations yesterday due to the snowstorm.
The interruption was enough to cause a backlog. Passenger load for those already booked on flights for today, won’t allow all those who couldn’t fly yesterday to find passage to complete their holiday trips.
Kansas City Power and Light trouble crews have been restoring power since the storm and winds took out lines yesterday.
The utility company’s outage map at mid-morning Friday shows pockets of outages, each with fewer than 40 customers without service. One is in Westwood, Kansas, one is southwest of Olathe, another is in the Robandee Neighborhood at Raytown. At its height, 30 thousand KCP&L customers were without power. Early yesterday morning wind gusts were clocked at 47 miles an hour in west central Platte County. Lightning in thunderstorms that preceded the snow may have accounted for some of the power outages.
There is no school today in the Independence Missouri School District.
It has nothing to do with weather. An outbreak of flue like illnesses accounted for 12 hundred absentees on Wednesday. Snow forced class cancellation yesterday. Superintendent Jim Hinson said calling off classes today will allow a thorough cleaning and disinfecting of buildings.
The Kansas City, City Council has joined the mayor in calling for tougher gun control laws.
And KCUR's Steve Bell reports the focus in on weapons like AK-47's and AR-15's.