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Snow begins falling overnight in Douglas County

January 29, 2010

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5:20 a.m.

Most of the precipitation originally expected to arrive overnight in Douglas County fizzled out south of the area, leaving Lawrence with a fine dusting of snow heading into the morning commute. As of 4:55 a.m., the Kansas Department of Transportation still listed roads south of Baldwin City as snowpacked and Interstate 70 west of Topeka as partially snowpacked.

The National Weather Service calls for a 50 percent chance of continuing precipitation on Friday.

1:30 a.m.

No measurable snow has fallen in downtown Lawrence so far, but areas south of Lawrence in Douglas County have experienced light snowfall. The Kansas Department of Transportation lists highways as far north as Baldwin City and Overbrook as snowpacked.

The National Weather Service has upped snow chances in Lawrence to 80 percent overnight but projected accumulation to be less than a half-inch by the morning commute.

Initial projections called for 1 to 3 inches of snow by Friday, but the intensity of the storms has tapered off as they have moved into Douglas County.

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