Kansas City was struck a second time by a blustery snow storm that hit Monday evening into Tuesday evening causing businesses, government offices, and schools across the metro to close down for the day.
A total of 9.2 inches fell on Thursday, February 21st at the Kansas City International Airport, according to the National Weather Service. The new storm developed heavy, wet snow creating 8-12 inches and more than 47,000 power outages in the Kansas City area Tuesday morning, according to local news station Kctv5.
Like last Thursday's storm, Kansas City Mayor Sly James called for another state of emergency Tuesday, encouraging people to stay in if they could.
People shoveled their powdered driveways, while neighborhood children made snowmen and had snowball fights, to enjoy the day off from school. Many back streets within the metro were not plowed due to the high demand of snow plows for major roadways.
Despite the challenging weather conditions for some, a local Kansas City Missouri resident said,
"It's a nice day to take a stroll."