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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Snow blown by strong winds closed parts of Interstate 29 and made driving hazardous throughout northwest Missouri.

Missouri transportation officials closed sections of Interstate 29 near St. Joseph and Kansas City International Airport early Thursday because of traffic accidents.

The slippery conditions caused a brief problem for a FedEx. Corp. jet at the Kansas City International Airport. Airport spokesman Joe McBride says the jet landed safely but was not able to turn at the end of runway, although it didn't go off the pavement. The plane was towed to a gate. It did not cause any flight delays for the public.

Kansas City Power & Light reported about 16,000 scattered power outages in northwest Missouri and northeast Kansas, and schools throughout the region closed.

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