Tuesday, September 16, 2014

KDOT: Snow conditions could last through noon Wednesday

By The Herald Staff | 2/26/2013

The Kansas Department of Transportation has renewed travel warnings Tuesday as a winter storm continues to dump snow on Ottawa, Franklin County and much of eastern Kansas.

"Snow is falling and crews just keep a plowing, plowing, plowing," Kimberly K. Qualls, KDOT public affairs manager, said Tuesday morning. "Treating will take place when snow quits falling as right now crews would simply plow it off the roadways."

Weather conditions Tuesday morning were expected to include snow, mainly before 11 a.m., as well as a heavy breeze, with a north wind 15 to 20 mph and gusts as high as 30 mph.

"If you don’t have to travel this morning, KDOT recommends that you stay home and stay safe," Qualls said. "If you must travel today, be sure to take it slow, allow plenty of extra time, stay a safe distance from other vehicles and drive for the existing roadway conditions. And as always, put your cell away and buckle up!"

Snow again is likely Tuesday night, mainly between 8 p.m. and 3 a.m., KDOT reported. Weather conditions are to be cloudy, with a low about 28. Northwest winds are forecast at about 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. New snow accumulation could amount to 1 to 2 inches.

KDOT also reported a chance of snow before noon Wednesday.

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