Friday's snowstorms have caused numerous crashes and wrecks around the Kansas City metro area and beyond, including two wrecks that closed both directions of Interstate 70.
One wreck on eastbound I-70 at the Mile 29 marker just east of Oak Grove involved at least 15 vehicles, caused injuries and one fatality, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported.
Another wreck on westbound I-70 just past Missouri 23 at Concordia, involved several vehicles, including tractor trailers.
The Independence Center mall and other attractions such as the National Frontier Trails Museum and Truman Library decided to close early.
Nearly all local school districts decided Thursday evening to cancel school for Friday, and Lee's Summit Schools announced its closing early Friday. Independence Schools had scheduled Friday as a make-up for a previous snow day.