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Snow and ice growl early Wednesday

 

Let it snow, Shawnee Mission!

Today’s forecast: The snow should decrease this morning, then cloudy. High: 33, Low: 18

Happening today

An overnight winter storm is complicating a Wednesday start for many Johnson Countians.

Most local schools, including the Shawnee Mission and De Soto districts, canceled classes Wednesday due to inclement weather.

The full list of closures is available here.

Local authorities are also warning commuters to take it easy this morning, urging drivers to ensure they are fully fueled up and their mobile phones are fully charged before heading out.

Watch out for road conditions tonight and through Wednesday. The forecast calls for rain that will turn to snow overnight. Remember that the most common cause of accidents during bad weather is driving too fast for the road conditions and following other vehicles too closely. pic.twitter.com/WoJLwOv2fz

— Lenexa Police (@LenexaPolice) January 25, 2023

At Overland Park, snow crews began preparing to treat the streets last night. Residents can track the progress of the snow plows street by street in that city here.

The Evergy utility also reported sporadic power outages early Wednesday morning, concentrated primarily in northeast Johnson County.

As of 7 a.m., Evergy’s online outage map showed more than 2,000 affected customers.

The National Weather Service’s winter weather advisory runs until noon on Wednesday.

The best post Tuesday stories

  • Plan to redo downtown Shawnee liquor store includes “signature” restaurant.
  • Local obituaries for January 20-23
  • 5 to try: What are the best nachos in Johnson County?
  • Charles Goslin, artist who left his mark on Shawnee, dies at 91
  • AdventHealth Shawnee Mission Unveils $30 Million Renovation So Far

More local news

  • The office for United States Senator Jerry Moran of Kansas says a cybercriminal stole nearly $700,000 from the campaign of the Republican, who was reelected in November. [Axios]
  • Agricultural technology company farmmobile it is laying off more than 70 Leawood-based workers. [Kansas City Business Journal]

Notable tweets

It’s Radon Awareness Week, and the Johnson County Department of Health and the Environment has a few suggestions.

Test your home during #RadonAwarenessWeek to find out if you should install a radon reduction system to protect your home from lung cancer. The @EPA recommends installing a system for levels above 4pCi/L. Find a Kansas #radon professional: pic.twitter.com/IK7cLXhZ7G

— JCDHE (@JOCOHealth) January 23, 2023

A long-awaited statue of Wild Bill Hickok by artist Maretta Kennedy was moved near Shawnee Mission Parkway and Nieman Road on Tuesday.

Aaaaae he’s in! Our talented artist is polishing it as the epoxy is running out! pic.twitter.com/FhMYTFl0sK

— City of Shawnee, KS (@CityofShawneeKS) January 24, 2023

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