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More school closures in Missouri as winter blasts continue

February 7, 2019

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The number of Missouri school districts canceling classes has grown after another round of winter weather.

The National Weather Service issued a mixture of ice storm warnings and winter weather advisories Thursday for a large swatch of the state. Schools in Kansas City, Columbia, Jefferson City and St. Joseph closed their doors, along with many smaller districts. The University of Missouri and Missouri Western also told students to stay home.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol warned of snow- and ice-covered roads in the northern and western part of the state. Gov. Mike Parson urged people to limit their travel and give ample room for emergency responders and road crews to do their jobs. He said in a news release that conditions are expected to improve around noon.

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