UPDATE: National Weather Service Issues Blizzard Warning for Far Northwest Missouri; Maryville, Bethany and Craig in Warning Area

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a blizzard warning for far northwest Missouri, saying that accumulating snow and strong winds will make travel extremely hazardous.

The National Weather Service urges you to AVOID any travel north of Highway 36 in northern Missouri until 6 pm Friday. The blizzard warning area is expected to receive three to four inches of blowing snow, with 55 mile-per-hour winds.