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After flooding catastrophe, KU fraternity at home, for now, in downtown luxury lofts

Phi Delta Theta house undergoing major repairs following pipe burst in December

A University of Kansas fraternity is living in style this semester in downtown Lawrence’s newest luxury apartment building.

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Lawrence escapes overnight ice storm but Sunday morning accumulations possible

Lawrence and Douglas County dodged the ice storm predicted for Saturday and this morning but are not quite out of the woods.

Freezing rain tonight may coat Lawrence with half inch of ice

Lawrence and Douglas County got a taste of what is in store for the rest of the weekend when a light drizzle Friday night left a thin coat of ice that made hazardous walking and driving on untreated streets and roads.

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National Weather Service pushes back expected start time of Lawrence ice storm

The National Weather Service says an ice storm is still poised to hit the Lawrence area, but residents are expected to get a bit of a reprieve on when it starts.

Closings and cancellations for Sunday, Jan. 15

A list of closings and cancellations for Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017.

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National Weather Service forecast: Expect up to inch of ice, with freezing beginning this afternoon

The National Weather Service’s latest forecast is expecting upwards of an inch of ice to accumulate this weekend, with the freezing rain beginning as early as Friday afternoon

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Lawrence in path of major ice storm this weekend; travel discouraged

The National Weather Service’s latest forecast is expecting upwards of an inch of ice to accumulate this weekend, with the freezing rain beginning as early as Friday afternoon

A couple inches of snow possible overnight with winter storm

With snow on the way Wednesday night, the National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a winter weather advisory for Douglas County and other parts of northeast Kansas.

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2 to 4 inches of snow, bitter cold forecast for Lawrence; no injury accidents reported

Numerous fender-benders have occurred in Lawrence and the area, but as yet no injury accidents have resulted from ice-covered roadways on Saturday.

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Winter weather weekend: Check road conditions with Lawrence traffic cameras

Take a look at street conditions across Lawrence via a series of traffic cameras operated by the City of Lawrence.

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.

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