Winter storm warning canceled, advisory still in effect
The National Weather Service in Topeka has canceled the winter storm warning that was in effect for Douglas County.
A moderate amount of snow fell on the area overnight and an additional 1 to 2 inches are still possible. The conditions made driving very hazardous and many drivers reported having their vehicles slide off roadways. No one reported being seriously injured.
The snow continues to fall and the roads are slick. A number of vehicles have been sliding from the roadways while trying to navigate during the winter storm.
The Kansas Department of Transportation has listed several roads in Douglas County as completely snowpacked and icy:
• I-70/K-10 to Lawrence
• U.S. 59/K-10 to the Douglas/Johnson County line.
• U.S. 24/K-32 (NORTH LAWRENCE) to Douglas-Leavenworth County line
• U.S. 24/U.S. 40/U.S. 59 to U.S. 24/K-16
• Big Springs to U.S. 40/U.S. 59 (Lawrence)
• U.S. 59/U.S. 56 to Lawrence
None of the roads have been closed but drivers should allow significantly more time for stopping.
12:00 a.m. Saturday
The snow has already begun to fall in Douglas County, making for some slick roads and hazardous driving conditions. The precipitation is expected to continue falling through the day Saturday and into Sunday morning.
6News Chief Meteorologist Matt Elwell said he expected about 2 to 5 inches of snow to fall in the area.
Temperatures have also dropped off for the evening and should be hanging just above 30 degrees. Winds are also expected to pick up, with gusts up to 35 miles per hour.
A cold wintry mix is falling in Douglas County creating some wet road conditions. The mix is expected to turn to snow later Friday evening as the storm system passes through the area.