With snow melting and refreezing now might be the time of year when your experiencing some of the more unpleasant and wet sides of home ownership. Donald Jonas joins us to help navigate what to do when we find leaks, and how to prevent them.
The heavy snow last week caused several roof collapses around the Kansas City area. And several more buildings were evacuated for fear of a collapse, including a Macy’s in Overland Park. KCUR’s Dan Verbeck sat down with Overland Park Code Administrator, Tim Ryan, to find out more about addressing and preventing roof collapses.
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.
It was a bad day to try to get around in Kansas City. KCI essentially closed at mid-morning with about 300 flights cancelled. Although flights are expected to resume later tonight, more cancellations are all but certain tomorrow morning. Driving was terrible, too.
The Kansas City metro area experienced its first winter storm overnight Wednesday. Strong winds contributed to whiteout conditions for the morning rush hour. Dozens of schools are closed Thursday including Blue Valley, Kansas City, Kan., Kansas City Public Schools, Lawrence, and Shawnee Mission.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Snow disrupted a lot of schedules this week. And for some people, it was a welcome disruption. KCUR's Sylvia Maria Gross has this audio postcard of Thursday's snow day in Kansas City, and how some local businesses, from restaurants to Sporting Kansas City (formerly the Wizards), are trying to benefit from the inclement weather.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Snow days can either be a bane or a boon to business. Some local restaurants tried to drum up customers today by offering special "snow day" deals.
At Spin Pizza south of the Plaza, manager Roger Formanek says snow days can be unpredictable, and often dead. But today Spin offered a "crummy weather voucher": 20% off to people on the email list, and a warning to "Be Safe When You Drive." And he says it worked.
"Literally, almost every guest has the coupon in hand or on their phone," he said. "We'll take it either way."