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City snow removal and road treatment in high gear on Sunday

Twenty-four-hour operations for snow are still in effect in the city of Lawrence.

Freezing rain, snow may cause hazardous travel conditions Friday night

A wintry mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow will move across northeast Kansas on Friday evening.

More snow expected Tuesday afternoon; Wednesday bringing bitter cold

After snow Monday and Tuesday mornings, Lawrence and Douglas County are in for one more dose of winter weather Tuesday afternoon.

Brief, heavy snow blankets area Tuesday morning; weather advisory canceled

The National Weather Service in Topeka is reporting about 0.5 to 1 inch of snow; Winter Weather Advisory canceled for Tuesday.

Crews plowing snow Monday morning; school in session in the area

City of Lawrence street maintenance crews are out clearing roads Monday morning after winter weather dumped snow in the area overnight.

Winter weather advisory issued for Lawrence until Monday morning

The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a winter weather advisory for snow that is in effect from 3 p.m. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday.

Winter weather advisory in effect; blowing snow expected Wednesday

A winter weather system is expected to bring gusty winds and around 2 inches of snow to Lawrence and Douglas County on Wednesday.

Winter storm leads to flight delays in Kansas, Missouri

Several dozen flights have been canceled or delayed at the largest airports in Kansas and Missouri as a winter storm blankets a large swath of the country's midsection.

Crews treating roads in Lawrence as snow falls, temperatures drop

A hazardous weather warning is in effect for Douglas County on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.

Wind chills of minus 20 expected Wednesday in northeast Kansas

Northeast Kansas is in for a cold couple of days. The National Weather Service in Topeka predicts a wind chill of 15 to 20 degrees below zero by Wednesday morning and continuing until late in the day on Wednesday. Wind chills of minus 15 to 20 are expected again on Thursday morning.

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.