Topeka Gov. Sam Brownback is telling Kansas residents to take a bow for heeding warnings to stay off the roads during this week's severe weather.
The Republican governor says at a news conference Friday that despite the heavy snow, wind and bitter cold, Kansas crews were able to quickly respond to the storm.
Brownback said there were three fatalities, but more deaths and injuries were avoided by people staying off the roads during the storm.
The storm cost the Department of Transportation $1.6 million, with the Kansas National Guard spending about $9,000 to respond.
Maj. Gen. Lee Tafanelli, state adjutant general, says teams will be going across the state in the coming days to determine how much damage occurred and if the state will seek federal disaster assistance.