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Snow Creates Pileups on Kansas Highways

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Highways have reopened in the Kansas City area after an afternoon snow squall caused dozens of accidents.

The Kansas City Star reported that one pileup Sunday on Interstate 35 sent 13 people to the hospital, mostly with minor injuries. Authorities estimated that more than 20 cars were involved.

Meanwhile, another pileup along Interstate 435 in Kansas City, Kan., involved up to 40 vehicles.

Multiple accidents also were reported along Interstate 70.

As vehicles piled up, authorities urged motorists to use caution.

Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com