Johnson County Sheriff's Deputy Chad Bartels blocks the eastbound Kansas Highway 10 entry lane on Lexington Avenue in De Soto after a semi-truck stalled at the top on the ramp. The ramp was closed for about two hours as its driver waited for a tow truck. Although K-10 between De Soto and Lawrence was in relatively good condition, especially its right lanes, caution was need with exiting or entering the highway on icy and snow-covered ramps. Bartels advice, "Slow down and don't go out if you don't have to."
Snow drifts south of Eudora already cover a fence line and creep up a utility pole continue to grow with Thursday's strong northwestern winds. The strong winds are forecast to continue through Saturday, making driving dangerous and creating the potential for hypothermia or frostbite for those outside.
Ralph Ybarra, of Fritzel Construction, clears snow from the sidewalks of Massachusetts Street after a winter storm dumped three to five inches of snow on the Lawrence area. A city ordinance requires all streets to be cleared within 48 hours of the snow stopping in Lawrence.
Lawrence resident Randy Rothwell labors up Seventh Street with his mountain bike near the intersection of Seventh and Missouri streets Wednesday. Rothwell, like other local residents, experienced the troubles of another cold, snowy day in Lawrence.
Snow begins to cover a statue of a Jayhawk on Vermont Street on Wednesday. Lawrence is in the midst of a winter storm warning as well as a wind chill warning.
Snow quickly collects on the coat of a pedestrian walking downtown Wednesday. The forecasted snowfall began around noon.
Pedestrians downtown make their way through an expected snowfall that began around noon Wednesday.
Jonah Neff walks with his dog Pickles near South Park as the snow began to fall in the Lawrence area just after noon Wednesday.
West Junior High student Stephen Fulton, 13, tries to catch snow flakes while he walking downtown Wednesday.
Spencer Mann throws snow that he was shoveling around the Watkins Community Museum as snow began to fall in the Lawrence area just after noon Wednesday, Jan. 6. The Colorado State freshman is working on his community service project before returning to college.
Alisha Colgan and Pamela Brown walk through the snow downtown while on break from working at Headmasters.
Gracie Coleman, 3, Champ Hidalgo, 5, and Lydia Alvarado, 5, play in the snow Wednesday afternoon at the Arts Center.
Chaeeun Park, 3, climbs up to play in the snow with Gracie Coleman, 3, Champ Hidalgo, 5, and Lydia Alvarado, 5, at the Arts Center on Wednesday afternoon.
Drifts build Thursday afternoon on the west side of Douglas County 1061 south of Eudora. Blowing snow created near whiteout conditions on section of the road and threatened to close the southbound lane despite regular clearing by county crews.
Drifts start to recover the Douglas County 1061 south of Eudora after a Douglas County truck plowed the road about 30 minutes earlier.
Cars heading south of Eudora Thursday on Douglas County 1061 head toward drifts that cross much of the southbound lane. Strong winds formed the drifts within a half hour after a Douglas County truck plowed the section of road.