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Twenty-four-hour operations for snow are still in effect in the city of Lawrence.
A wintry mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow will move across northeast Kansas on Friday evening.
After snow Monday and Tuesday mornings, Lawrence and Douglas County are in for one more dose of winter weather Tuesday afternoon.
The National Weather Service in Topeka is reporting about 0.5 to 1 inch of snow; Winter Weather Advisory canceled for Tuesday.
City of Lawrence street maintenance crews are out clearing roads Monday morning after winter weather dumped snow in the area overnight.
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.
A winter weather system is expected to bring gusty winds and around 2 inches of snow to Lawrence and Douglas County on Wednesday.
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.
A hazardous weather warning is in effect for Douglas County on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A videographer's walk through downtown Lawrence Wednesday afternoon captured the sights and scenes of people in a winter snow storm.
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.