Archive for Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Conditions vary for morning commutes across region

January 11, 2011

Commuters and others using highways today are cautioned to drive carefully as the area continues to dig itself out of the first major snowstorm of the winter.

The Kansas Department of Transportation, in a 6 a.m. report today, said roadway conditions across Northeast Kansas vary from wet/slushy in Wyandotte, Johnson and Leavenworth counties to partly or completely snowpacked/icy throughout remaining counties.

Blowing and drifting snow, along with very cold temps, will cause some troubles for snow-clearing crews today.

KDOT nighttime crews have been plowing and treating overnight with salt or sand/salt mixture as needed. Crews are treating roadways again in advance of this morning’s commutes. Nighttime crews will head home around 8 a.m. and daytime crews will head out shortly thereafter.

KDOT urges drivers to allow extra time for their morning commutes and drive for the conditions on the roadways they are using.

Roadways may be slick, so drivers need to use caution.

Updated Kansas road conditions are at KanDrive, KDOT's new online travel info portal,

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