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Lawrence roads expected to be in good shape Monday as temperatures drop

March 2, 2014


With the winter storm warning and all its snow in the past, Lawrence now must endure frigid temperatures, with wind chill values falling as low as negative 19 degrees Monday.

Megan Gilliland, a spokeswoman for city of Lawrence, said road crews made their way to smaller residential streets Sunday evening and "a significant majority" would be plowed and treated by Monday morning.

Scott Whitmore, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Topeka, said as much as 4 inches of snow fell on the Lawrence area over the weekend.

The area will remain under a wind-chill advisory until 9 a.m. Monday. The wind chill is expected to vary between 9- and 19-below, with winds about 5 miles per hour.

The cold will ease somewhat Monday evening, with a low around 6 degrees and wind-chill values just below zero. Temperatures will climb as high as 34 on Tuesday, according to the NWS.

Sgt. Laurie Powell, a Lawrence Police Department spokesperson, said Sunday afternoon she knew of only one car crash in the city attributable to the snowy weather -- a single-vehicle accident with no injuries.


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