Crews cleared many of Lawrence’s main roads Thursday, but the Clinton Lake dam road remained closed overnight. Lawrence police said they were not aware whether any effort would be made to clear the road before this morning.
Road cleanup crews were dispatched to particularly icy spots near 31st and Louisiana streets and on exit ramps along Kansas Highway 10.
Thursday night, the Kansas Department of Transportation listed stretches of K-10 and Interstate 70 as completely snowpacked in Douglas County. U.S. Highway 59 was listed as having drifting snow.
Frigid temperatures in the next several days will make road crews’ jobs even more difficult by slowing melting. According to 6News Chief Meteorologist Matt Elwell, temperatures won’t top 20 degrees before Sunday and wind chills could dip as low as 30 below zero this weekend. The National Weather Service has placed Douglas and surrounding counties under a wind chill warning, effective through noon Saturday.