Northwest Missouri reporting icy roads, school closings

Monday, January 31, 2011 | 6:59 a.m. CST; updated 5:13 p.m. CST, Monday, January 31, 2011

KANSAS CITY — Freezing drizzle coated roads in northwest Missouri early Monday, causing some cars to slide off the roads and schools to close.

The St. Joseph Police Department issued a warning about 5:45 a.m. Monday, saying all roads in Buchanan County were ice-covered, causing cars to slide off highways and city streets. Classes were canceled for all St. Joseph-area public and private schools, including Missouri Western State University.

The National Weather Service says the ice is expected to build up across the region through Monday afternoon. It is expected to be followed by heavy snow, starting Monday evening and continuing through Tuesday night. Forecasters are calling for between 6 and 15 inches before the storm leaves Missouri, followed by bitterly cold temperatures through the week.


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