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Thursday, February 24, 2011

CSW Weather-News UPDATE: "Heavy Sleet" Reported in Platte County MO

Platte county authorities have reported "heavy sleet" falling in the KC-MO Northland within the past 20 minutes as a large area of precipitation moves over the Metro from the southwest.

So far- only 1 traffic crash has been reported in that time frame: a single-vehicle rollover south of Northeast 136th Street and Plattsburg Road at 8:54 a.m..

Kearney Fire and EMS was arriving on the scene and was finding no one around the vehicle at 9:02 a.m..

A Clay County Sheriff's deputy reported the roadways in that area as "very slick."

Temperatures in the Northland are at or slightly below freezing- but remain above freezing south of the Kansas and Missouri Rivers at this hour.

Rain mixed with or becoming sleet will continue over Metro Kansas City during the next several hours with temperatures slowly falling by afternoon.

A NWS Winter Storm Warning goes into effect a noon and lasts until midnight tonight.

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