Expect long delays Monday and Tuesday on southbound Interstate 435 at 87th Street.
The Kansas Department of Transportation has reduced traffic flow to one lane while work crews complete an emergency pavement repair on southbound I-435. Additional lanes were already closed at 87th Street to accommodate bridge work.
"As part of the lane restrictions, traffic was shifted partly onto the right southbound shoulder and the shoulder pavement has not held up to the increased traffic," KDOT spokeswoman Kimberly Qualls said in a written statement.
The Wednesday trip home for thousands of Kansas City area drivers is nothing akin to the morning of ice, slush and related hazards. One young man was killed in an early morning crash in the Northland. There is fog and some snow in the forecast the next 36 hours but nothing severe.
The car carrying Benedictine College student R.J. Demps flipped over after skidding on ice along Missouri Highway 45 north of Weston. He was killed. A passenger survived with minor injuries.