Update Thursday 5:00 p.m. KCI remains closed, but officials report that first flights in and out are expected for 7 a.m. Friday. However, they are working to reopen the airport this evening.
In KCMO: “Phases I and II of the City’s Snow Ordinance remain in effect. As outlined in the Snow Ordinance, motorists parked on assigned Emergency Snow Routes face the possibility of vehicles being ticketed or towed. Vehicles without adequate tire tread that get stuck on a major thoroughfare can also be ticketed."
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.