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Lee's Summit Fire Department
Thursday January 11th, 2024 :: 05:04 p.m. CST


January 11-12 Winter Weather Advisory and Extreme Cold Preparedness Tips

January 11-12 Winter Weather Advisory and Extreme Cold Preparedness Tips

 Attention Lee’s Summit Residents,

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory from 7 PM this evening until 9 PM CST Friday. Alongside this advisory, we provide essential tips for extreme cold preparedness:

Weather Conditions:

  • Expect mixed precipitation, snow accumulations of up to one inch, ice accumulations around five hundredths of an inch, and wind gusts up to 40 mph.
  • Affected areas include portions of east central and northeast Kansas, and north central, northwest, and west central Missouri.
  • Time frame: 7 PM today to 9 PM CST Friday.
  • Potential impacts: Slippery roads, affecting commutes.

 Precautionary Actions:

  • Travel with caution.
  • Have emergency kit in your car.
  • To learn more about LS Snow operations you can go to
  • For current information on State road conditions, call 511.

 City’s Response:

  •  City crews continue addressing residential streets and will transition to treating streets with salt for the upcoming winter event.
  • Streets may remain slick despite treatment due to dropping temperatures.

 Warming Centers:

  •  Available at Lee’s Summit Community Centers and Mid-Continent Public Libraries during normal business hours.

 Extreme Cold Preparedness Tips:

  • Home Heating Safety: Proper maintenance of heating systems, installation of carbon monoxide detectors, and avoidance of using ovens or stoves for heating.
  • Insulate Pipes: Protect pipes from freezing, especially in unheated areas.
  • Emergency Kit: Include food, water, blankets, flashlight, first-aid kit, medications, and pet supplies.
  • Vehicle Preparedness: Maintain a full gas tank and prepare an emergency kit in your car.
  • Stay Informed: Keep up with local weather updates and have a battery-powered or hand-crank radio.
  • Plan for Power Outages: Have alternative charging methods and a safe backup power source.
  • Layer Clothing: Wear multiple layers of warm, water-repellent clothing.
  • Protect Vulnerable Populations: Check on elderly or medically vulnerable neighbors.
  • Frostbite and Hypothermia Awareness: Recognize symptoms and seek medical help if needed.
  • Community Resources: Utilize and share information about warming centers and other resources.

 Preparedness is crucial for safety during extreme winter weather. Stay informed and safe.

Lee's Summit Fire Department
207 SE Douglas St
Lee's Summit, MO 64063

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 816-969-1365

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