Archive for Saturday, January 2, 2010

More snow expected

January 2, 2010

From KDOT:

Tonight...Light snow likely. Snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches. Near steady temperature around 11. Northeast winds around 5 mph. Chance of snow 70 percent.

Sunday...Very cold. Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of light snow. Near steady temperature around 13. Northeast winds around 5 mph.

Sunday Night...Bitterly cold. Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of light snow. Lows around 2 above. North winds 5 to 10 mph. Wind chill readings as cold as 9 below.

There are no active winter weather advisories in effect at this time.

Current Road Conditions

Snow has begun falling throughout some northeast Kansas counties. KDOT crews are out plowing and treating in those areas where snow is accumulating on the roadways. Crews did not pre-treat for this winter storm as there was still salt/sand on the roadways from this past week’s storm (treated on Wednesday).

Roadways may become slick due to the new snow, so drivers should use caution and take it slow while driving overnight and into the early morning hours. See the chart below for current roadway conditions for individual northeast Kansas counties.

Driver Safety Tips

Please remind DRIVERS as they travel about to: 

  1. Take it SLOW!

  2. Allow plenty of extra drive time.

  3. Watch for icy/slick spots on the roadway; don’t assume that if the pavement looks clear, that it is.

  4. Buckle up every passenger, every time.

  5. If they get stranded, to stay with their vehicle and call 47 on a state highway/interstate route (any highway that begins with I-, K-, and US-), KTA on the Kansas Turnpike, or #911 at anytime.

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