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April arrives with wintry mix; more freezing drizzle possible Monday morning

The arrival of April brought a wintery mix Sunday to Lawrence and northeast Kansas, and freezing drizzle could revisit the area during the morning commute.

Icy day in Lawrence sees numerous fall injuries, vehicles sliding off roads

People slipping and falling and vehicles sliding off the road have kept medical professionals and law enforcement busy on this icy day in Lawrence.

Another round of winter weather could make for slick commute Thursday

A mix of sleet, snow and freezing rain expected overnight could make Thursday’s morning commute dicey.

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Delay in announcing KU class cancellation spurs questions, criticism

The University of Kansas on Wednesday defended its handling of class cancellations Tuesday — when an early-morning storm encased the area in ice — despite concerns that the timing was poorly managed.

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Another round of wintry weather forecast for Lawrence, Douglas County

The Lawrence area can expect another round of wintry mix after freezing rain and sleet made for a dicey Tuesday morning commute.

Ice-glazed roadways possible in Lawrence area during Tuesday commute

Lawrence residents might have to cope with a thin glaze of ice on roadways during their Tuesday morning commutes.

About 2 inches of snow forecast for Lawrence

Lawrence should escape the heaviest snowfall forecast to move Tuesday afternoon and evening through northeast Kansas.

Lawrence gets about 2 inches of snow Sunday; up to 3 inches expected Tuesday

More moisture accompanied the winter system that moved through northeast Kansas Sunday than the National Weather Service had predicted.

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Homeless shelter has neared capacity but had space for all on sub-zero nights, so far

With recent cold snaps in Lawrence reaching potentially deadly overnight lows, does the local homeless shelter have room for everyone needing a warm place to sleep?

Arctic front to chill Martin Luther King Day; another inch of snow likely

Lawrence and Douglas County residents can expect to wake to an inch of additional snow on Martin Luther King Day and wind-whipped, frigid temperatures.

More asking for heating bill assistance

Today's forecast: For today, Cooler breezes out of the north will keep us in the lower 40s with clouds to start and sunshine by afternoon. North winds of 10-20 mph. Tonight, partly cloudy and blustery with lows in the middle ...

Winter winter blasts area, causes numerous accidents

Today's forecast: Slightly warmer today, but more than likely you won't notice this difference with highs creeping back into the lower 20s under partly sunny skies. Winds will be very light and out of the north. Tonight... clouding up with ...

Douglas County law enforcement practice ice rescues

Members of the Douglas County Underwater Search and Rescue Team practiced their talents at a pond on KU's West Campus on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011.

KDOT Secretary Deb Miller talks about digging Kansas out of Tuesday's snow storm

Kansas Department of Transportation Secretary Deb Miller on Friday said KDOT employees using 600 snow plows efficiently plowed roads from this week's winter storm. She said on a typical weekday in February approximately $175 million worth of commerce goes across state roads. Her comments came following a news conference by Gov. Sam Brownback, who commended Kansans for digging out of the storm.

Weather so cold boiling water turns to vapor on air contact

Reporter Brenna Hawley wanted to examine whether it was cold enough in Lawrence Thursday morning to throw boiling water into the air and get it to vaporize on contact with the frigid cold air.

Lawrence crews begin plowing residential streets

By 11:30 Wednesday morning, city of Lawrence crews had begun clearing residential streets, including this cul-de-sac in east Lawrence. Cul-de-sacs prove especially challenging because of the closely spaced driveways and large street area to clear. This driver rotates his plow blade toward and away from the curb in order to avoid creating windrows, which can be difficult for drivers to navigate over. The driver said they do their best to do that around town, but sometimes, it's just not possible.

Sanitation crews work through snow, cold

Don't envy Kenny Tibbits, although — as driver — the sanitation engineer for the city of Lawrence had a chance to sit behind heating vents during his crew's rounds Wednesday morning in northwest Lawrence. Tibbits and his two crew members, Jim Turner and Mike Herd, started their route at 6 a.m. Wednesday.

Plows hit streets as snow piles up around Lawrence

Lawrence street crews were hitting the streets hard Tuesday morning as heavy snow moved into the area. Though primary streets remained passable, residential streets had quickly become snowpacked. With many cancelations already reported, just a hearty few were on the streets.

Kansas Highway 10 shut down after series of accidents

A series of minor accidents prompted emergency crews to shut down both directions of Kansas Highway 10 Monday, Jan. 31, 2011. Freezing drizzle coated the highway, causing multiple slide-offs and fender benders near the Evening Star Road exit.

Snow removal crews hard at work in Downtown Lawrence

In order to preserve valuable downtown parking spaces, city plows move the snow from the driving lanes to the center of the roads. Once the snow stops, city crews then come through and, block-by-block, haul the snow out of downtown to the city's maintenance yard in east Lawrence. As they do it, they shut down different blocks in order to give the heavy equipment room to work.

Snow in downtown Lawrence

A videographer's walk through downtown Lawrence Wednesday afternoon captured the sights and scenes of people in a winter snow storm.

Crews battle cold weather to fix railroad lines

Union Pacific railroad workers fix rails in subzero temperatures, as heavy snow falls east of Lawrence, as Lawrence and surround counties are in a winter storm watch.