Motorists will notice improved driving conditions as the Kansas City metropolitan area continues to dig its way out from the major winter storm that dumped up to a foot of snow in some areas.
“The road conditions are really good considering what we went through yesterday,” said Kimberly Qualls, a spokeswoman for the Kansas Department of Transportation.
“By rush hour, we had snow packed conditions out there,” She said. “But we got a lot of snow. There was a lot of snow still around ramps, bridges and flyovers.”
With the sun coming out, Qualls said crews hoped that there would be melting and some freeze drying taking place.
Shortly before 11 a.m., highways east of Topeka, including those in the Kansas City Metropolitan area, were wet and slushy.
Elsewhere in the state, drivers should expect varying conditions from slushy to snow packed conditions. Drivers were being urged to take it slow and allow extra time to get to their destinations.
To check on updated Kansas road conditions, go to www.kandrive.org or call 5-1-1.
People can also view cameras of the current highway conditions online.
|Updated Road Conditions|
|KC Metro Area (Johnson/Leavenworth/Wyandotte Counties)||Wet/Slushy|
|Topeka Metro Area (Shawnee County)||Normal Seasonal to Wet/Slushy|
|Atchison County||Partly Snowpacked/Ice|
|Brown County||Partly Snowpacked/Ice|
|Doniphan County||Partly Snowpacked/Ice|
|Douglas County||Partly Snowpacked/Ice|
|Lyon County||Partly Snowpacked/Ice|
|Marshall County||Partly to Completely Snowpacked/Ice|
|Nemaha County||Partly Snowpacked/Ice|
|Osage County||Partly Snowpacked/Ice|
|Pottawatomie County||Partly Snowpacked/Ice|
|Riley County||Partly Snowpacked/Ice|
|Wabaunsee County||Partly to Completely Snowpacked/Ice|