Archive for Wednesday, February 27, 2013

City streets mostly clear of snow, but drivers warned of ice on roads

February 27, 2013


With less than an inch of new snow overnight, streets were largely clear in Lawrence Wednesday morning.

Even so, Kansas Department of Transportation officials advised drivers to be careful, because temperatures dropped below freezing overnight and ice accumulated on many side streets and roads. City snow plows continued to work residential side streets overnight and during the day Wednesday. By afternoon, city officials said, all city streets should have been plowed. Residents who thought their street was missed were asked to call the city at 785-832-3031.

Highways in the Lawrence area, including the Kansas Turnpike, Kansas Highway 10 and U.S. Highways 59 and 40, remained "slushy," Wednesday afternoon, according to KDOT's road conditions map. The Kansas Turnpike was clear, however, between Lawrence and Topeka.

Temperatures were expected to reach above freezing Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service, with a high of 35. The Lawrence area was not likely to see any significant snow or other precipitation Wednesday, but strong wind gusts would likely continue throughout the day.

Westar Energy reported only four Douglas County customers without power early Wednesday morning.


jhawkinsf 5 years ago

All the roads in my neighborhood are very slick. Yesterday's melt has turned to ice. Everyone I saw on the road was driving very slow and using a lot of caution. Be careful out there folks.

Hooligan_016 5 years ago

Very much this, it is crazy icy in some places.

arylwren 5 years ago

I was happy to see a lot of people driving slow on Iowa and on 23rd and giving other drivers plenty of space around 6:30 this morning. K-10 was another matter.

Kellie Baltezor 5 years ago

Still no plowing or taking care of around these neighborhoods....West of Monterey people at City Hall! School route!

Ian_Cummings 5 years ago

The city says all of the streets should have been plowed by now, but they are checking twice. If you think the snow plows missed your street, you can report it by calling 785-832-3031. Ian LJW

windjammer 5 years ago

Another very fine job by our city employees. THANKS

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