City services delayed, school closures: Winter weather causes lots of problems in Kansas City

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Kansas City, Mo. – Garbage collection in Kansas City has been pushed back by a day due to extremely cold weather.

Now, trash that was supposed to be collected on Tuesday will be picked up on Wednesday, the city has stated. For those whose trash day was Monday, the new pick-up date is January 22nd. This change is because there was no trash service on Martin Luther King Day.

The reason for postponing trash services is to keep workers safe from the severe cold. Currently, there’s a warning for wind chill in the Kansas City area until Tuesday noon. The wind chill might reach 30 degrees below zero, says the National Weather Service.

City Hall will be closed on Tuesday due to these weather conditions, although the Municipal Court will be open.

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The Kansas City Aviation Department has advised travelers to stay updated on their flight’s status. They can do this through FlyKC.com or their airline’s website, as snowfall continues in the area.

School closures and virtual learning in Kansas City

Many public schools in the Kansas City area have decided to either cancel classes or switch to online learning for Tuesday. This decision is due to the extreme cold, snow, and poor road conditions.

The National Weather Service has issued a severe wind chill warning effective until Tuesday noon. Monday night’s temperatures could feel as cold as 40 degrees below zero with the wind chill considered.

Different school districts in the metro area are taking various approaches to using remote learning.

Kansas City Public Schools, Blue Springs School District, Park Hill Schools, and North Kansas City Schools will conduct classes online. On the other hand, Independence School District and Blue Valley Schools have declared a snow day and canceled classes.

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Below is a list of school districts in the Kansas City area and their plans for Tuesday classes as of 5:30 p.m. Monday:

  • Belton School District: Online learning on Tuesday.
  • Blue Springs School District: Online learning on Tuesday.
  • Blue Valley Schools: No classes on Tuesday.
  • Bonner Springs-Edwardsville School District: No classes on Tuesday.
  • DeSoto School District: No classes on Tuesday.
  • Fort Osage schools: Online learning on Tuesday.
  • Gardner-Edgerton School District: No classes on Tuesday.
  • Grain Valley School: Online learning on Tuesday.
  • Hickman Mills School District: Online learning on Tuesday.
  • Independence School District: No classes on Tuesday.
  • Kansas City Public Schools: Online learning on Tuesday.
  • Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools: No classes on Tuesday.
  • Kearney School District: No classes on Tuesday.
  • Lee’s Summit Schools: Online learning on Tuesday.
  • Liberty Public Schools: No classes on Tuesday.
  • North Kansas City Schools: Online learning on Tuesday.
  • Olathe School District: No classes on Tuesday.
  • Park Hill School District: Online learning on Tuesday.
  • Piper School District: Closed for a professional development day.
  • Raymore-Peculiar Schools: Closed for a professional development day.
  • Raytown Schools: Online learning on Tuesday.
  • Shawnee Mission School District: No classes on Tuesday.
  • Spring Hill Schools: No classes on Tuesday.
  • Turner School District: No classes on Tuesday.

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