Believe it or not, it was relatively quiet Wednesday night and Thursday morning in Independence.

Believe it or not, it was relatively quiet Wednesday night and Thursday morning in Independence.

At least John Powell thought so.

The director of the city’s public works department said snow crews had finished clearing about 60 percent of streets by early Thursday afternoon.

“Main streets and priority streets are in pretty good shape,” he said. “Now we’re moving onto residential streets that need the attention.”

Powell estimated that full crews will continue to work through most of Thursday evening to clear streets.

“Overall it was pretty quiet Wednesday night,” Powell said. “Most people stayed in and events were canceled.”

Powell knew of no major accidents, and a dispatcher in Blue Springs reported no significant accidents related to the weather.

So how much of the white stuff fell?

More than 7 inches, and possibly as much as 10 inches, according to Blue Springs. The Public Works Department there measured the snowfall outside the building.

A spokesperson for Blue Springs said crews worked through all first and second priority streets and were working to provide a pass in and out through all third priority and residential streets early Thursday afternoon.

Once finished, crews will begin cleaning roads curb to curb.

The weather forecast for today shows bitter cold with a slight chance of snow in the morning. A 20 percent chance of snow is expected this evening, however, and a 50 percent chance of snow for Saturday night. Snow is also expected on Sunday.