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Archive for Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Several snow-related accidents reported on interstate highways

February 9, 2011

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The Kansas Highway Patrol said at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday that troopers are responding to several weather-related accidents along Interstate 70 in Wyandotte County.

Witnesses on the highway have reported slow traffic in the area near the Legends Shopping Center and Interstate 435. A turnpike dispatcher said several accidents had been reported in that area. Further information was not immediately available.

A Leawood woman was injured earlier Wednesday morning on I-70 just west of Lawrence. According to the turnpike authority, Allison Rose Minea, 20, lost control of her 2005 Chevrolet sport-utility vehicle as she was headed west around 7:40 a.m. just west of the Lecompton interchange.

The SUV struck an embankment, and Minea, who was wearing a seat belt, was listed as injured, but it was unclear if she had to be taken to a hospital.

A Douglas County emergency dispatcher said Wednesday morning that authorities had handled several non-injury accident and calls of vehicles sliding off the roads after snow fell in the area.

Comments

Eric Neuteboom 3 years, 10 months ago

I just can't believe how poorly people drive in this kind of weather! SLOW DOWN! My commute along K-10 was fine, save for the idiots who use their cruise control, tailgate, rapidly change lanes and break suddenly. A little common sense goes a long way.

Majestic42 3 years, 10 months ago

Last snowstorm, the closest I came to an accident was a city employee almost plowing into my truck with a snowplow. No joke. Idiot.

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