Snow was still falling in Lawrence and Douglas County at 1:50 p.m., but forecasters expect it to let up later today.
The National Weather Service has extended a snow advisory until 4 p.m. for parts of northeast Kansas, including Douglas, Jefferson, Franklin, Leavenworth, Wyandotte and Osage counties. Another 1 to 2 inches of snow could accumulate.
Matt Wolters, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Topeka, said a spotter in Lawrence reported 1 inch of snow had fallen by noon.
A band of snow is moving across the area now, Wolters said, after it dumped several more inches in areas of north central Kansas. Forecasters expect snow amounts from the system to be less in this area as it moves through later this afternoon, he said.
Earlier this morning, a spotter in Oskaloosa reported nearly 1 inch of snow had fallen. The major ice storm that has created power outages in communities across Kansas also hit Jefferson County very hard.
"This storm coming so close on its heels certainly isn't helping the recovery process," Wolters said.
Westar Energy crews were working through the snow this morning to try to restore power, the company said in a statement. According to the company's Web site, this afternoon 981 Jefferson County customers were without power. Also, Leavenworth-Jefferson Electric Cooperative has reported fewer than 500 outages as of this afternoon, which is about 1,000 fewer than on Friday.
Cooperative officials expect their service area to be completely restored by late Tuesday, said Shana Holsteen, a spokeswoman for Kansas Electric Cooperatives Inc.
The snowfall in Lawrence has not caused major problems as of the early afternoon, said Sgt. William Cory, a Lawrence police spokesman. But that could change if more snow accumulates and more people start driving later today, he said.