Archive for Friday, February 5, 2010

Here we go again: Snow has slowed, roads are OK

City crews were again battling snow early Friday morning after about 2 inches of thick, wet snow had fallen overnight. Roads were passable, but slick. A portion of U.S. Highway 56 in Osage County was closed three to four miles east of the U.S. Highway 75 interchange because of a fatality accident.

City crews were again battling snow early Friday morning after about 2 inches of thick, wet snow had fallen overnight. Roads were passable, but slick. A portion of U.S. Highway 56 in Osage County was closed three to four miles east of the U.S. Highway 75 interchange because of a fatality accident.

February 5, 2010, 8:44 a.m.

Updated: February 5, 2010, 8:19 p.m.

8:55 p.m. Finally, the snow has slowed, but it's still coming down. Heavily traveled roads are all fine, others are variable, including dirt roads in the country. Is more snow on the way? Who knows?

Snow fell throughout the day, but was very light in the afternoon. Roads turned to slush, then cleared midday. Refreezing could occur later tonight.

As for more snow, it depends on who you listen to. Some forecasters are predicting snow Saturday and Sunday, while most all of them agree snow will be here Sunday night into Monday.

12:19 p.m. The National Weather service has allowed the winter weather advisory to expire in Douglas County.

According to 6News meteorologist Ashley Meenen, the area might see a few stray snow flurries through Friday evening but not much additional snow accumulation.

11:10 a.m. Latest totals are 3 inches of snow downtown.

The snow has slacked off, but is still falling.

6News Chief Meteorologist Matt Elwell said Douglas County is now on the backside of the storm and should expect the snow to taper off over the next couple of hours.

10:48 a.m. Snow fall continues across the area.

One of our meteorologist has gathered snow fall totals from across northeast Kansas. Totals in Douglas County range from an inch in Lecompton to about three inches at Clinton Lake.

Downtown has had roughly two inches.

How much snow do you have in your neighborhood?

8:35 a.m. Roads in and around Baldwin City are slushy and slick as crews battle yet another round of winter weather. A portion of U.S. Highway 56 in Osage County is closed because of a fatality accident.

Both eastbound and westbound lanes of U.S. 56 are closed three to four miles east of the U.S. Highway 75 interchange because of the accident. No other information is available and updates will be posted.

County Road 1055 north of Baldwin City is passable, including Baldwin Hill, but conditions were deteriorating. A county snowplow was going north through Baldwin City headed that way at around 8 a.m.

Check back for updates.

7:49 a.m. The snow is falling and the roads are slick as of 7:40 this morning.

Numerous accidents have been called into Lawrence emergency dispatchers and there was at least one rollover accident reported on County Road 1040 south of Kansas Highway 10 a little after 7:30.

According to the Kansas Department of Transportation, roads in Douglas County are slushy, with the Kansas Turnpike deemed partly snowpacked.

At least an inch of snow — probably more — has accumulated on outdoor tables and chairs, with about an inch or less of accumulation on roads.

Check back for updates.

5:54 a.m. The snow falling has gotten a little bit thicker, but there still isn't much sticking on the roads. Driving visibility is down and roads may be slick and even snowpacked in some areas as the morning wears on. The Kansas Department of Transportation lists Interstate 70 in Douglas County as having spots of snowpacked road.

Temperatures have still not dipped below freezing, which should allow the predicted one to two inches of snow to accumulate on the ground.

4:40 a.m. We're beginning to get a light, wet wintry mix on the ground. The temperatures are still above freezing so not much is sticking. There have been reports of light snow staying on some of the more rural dirt roads around Lawrence, but the paved roads are just wet at this point.

Check back for updates.

12:00 a.m. The winter weather advisory is in effect until noon Friday. Temperatures will remain near freezing, so any precipitation that may fall on the area has the chance to stick around.

Snowfall amounts aren't looking too substantial, according to 6News Chief Meteorologist Matt Elwell. He says dry air moving through eastern Kansas will keep the weather in the Lawrence area rather quiet. Elwell predicted we would see one or possibly two inches of snow starting early Friday morning.

Roads may be slick with precipitation falling in near-freezing conditions.

Check back for updates.

Comments

loosecaboose 4 years, 10 months ago

We have 3 and 1/2 inches in our yard on Silver Leaf Lane.

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jmyrick 4 years, 10 months ago

Thanks, loose, I'm thinking that's about it, although the snow continues to fall. Lightly. Very lightly.

Watch out for off roads. I took a paper out to the Counts Farm tonight and it was pretty wild on the county roads around the state lake. But I made it and she got her paper.

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