A first round of light snow is falling across the Kansas City area Sunday morning, leaving behind snow-covered roads and slick driving conditions.
The snow, expected to total a few inches in parts of the Kansas City area after a second round falls later in the day, comes ahead of bitter cold expected later this week. But the immediate concern Sunday morning was the condition of roads.
Numerous crashes were being reported across the area Sunday morning, including a multi-vehicle crash about 8:15 a.m. on eastbound Interstate 435 near Quiviria Road involving an overturned tractor-trailer.
While the morning snow is expected to end by noon in the Kansas City area, another round of snow is expected to sweep across the area overnight into Monday morning, according to the National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill.
The snow could also lead to slick road conditions for those traveling the morning of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Minor accumulations are expected with the two rounds of snowfall, with most of Kansas City seeing about 2 inches of snow, according to the Weather Service.
Eastern and southern parts of the Kansas City area could see as much as 3 inches of snow. Those…