Wintry weather mix blankets Northeast Kansas

TOPEKA (KSNT) — AAA says nearly 3.8 million cars hit the road in the west central region today, which Kansas is part of.

With the wintry mix of freezing rain, the Kansas Department of Transportation warns of slick roads.

“What that is going to mean for the black Friday shoppers, there is a very certain chance you going to run into icy conditions on your morning commute,” says Kim Qualls with KDOT.

In terms of ice, we’ll see anywhere from a quarter of an inch to a half of inch across Northeast Kansas.

“All the way out from Manhattan to Emporia, and all the way up to the Nebraska boarder,” says Qualls.

To prepare for the winter mix KDOT has 84 snow plows on standby. Already treating roads in Marysville and Marshall County, driving will become hazardous as we throughout the night and through day Friday.

If you are still willing to take your chances, you want to check the conditions of the roads first.

Kandrive.org will giving you up-to-date travel information on driving condition, accidents and closures.

“If you are going to be out be sure to take it slow, be sure to know before you go and drive to the conditions that are out there when you head out,” Qualls says.

If you are stuck on the road or don’t have access to the internet, dial 5-1-1 from any phone to learn about road conditions.

 

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