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HEAVY SNOW: Winter storm warning issued ahead of this week's snow event

A winter storm warning has been issued for the Kansas City area Tuesday evening through Thursday afternoon. That winter storm warning has businesses and public works crews preparing for what’s expected to be a heavy snow event.With falling temperatures, the change over to snow has started. Heavy snow could fall during the Wednesday morning rush hour and continue throughout the day.Several rounds of snow will drop anywhere from 5 to 10 inches of snow with heavier amounts possible farther east.Blowing and drifting of snow is possible with the storm.The other part of the storm will be the bitter cold air that settles in, with wind chill values below zero on Thursday.KCMO suspends trash pick upKansas City announced that the winter storm is forcing the city to postpone trash operations for the rest of this week. All trash, recycling and scheduled bulky items pick up appointments for Tuesday through Friday will be canceled as crews prepare to deal with the incoming snow and ice.Make sure you have the KMBC 9 app downloaded to stay weather aware on the go as the storm heads toward our area this week.Here’s how to sign up for custom weather alerts inside the KMBC 9 News App

A winter storm warning has been issued for the Kansas City area Tuesday evening through Thursday afternoon.

That winter storm warning has businesses and public works crews preparing for what’s expected to be a heavy snow event.

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With falling temperatures, the change over to snow has started.

Heavy snow could fall during the Wednesday morning rush hour and continue throughout the day.

Several rounds of snow will drop anywhere from 5 to 10 inches of snow with heavier amounts possible farther east.

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Blowing and drifting of snow is possible with the storm.

The other part of the storm will be the bitter cold air that settles in, with wind chill values below zero on Thursday.

KCMO suspends trash pick up

Kansas City announced that the winter storm is forcing the city to postpone trash operations for the rest of this week. All trash, recycling and scheduled bulky items pick up appointments for Tuesday through Friday will be canceled as crews prepare to deal with the incoming snow and ice.

Make sure you have the KMBC 9 app downloaded to stay weather aware on the go as the storm heads toward our area this week.

Here’s how to sign up for custom weather alerts inside the KMBC 9 News App