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Two dead in SE Kansas due to weather

Updated: 2014-02-05T00:35:35Z

Two people died Tuesday in a traffic accident in Crawford County in southeast Kansas that was attributed to the weather.

Gov. Sam Brownback declared a state of disaster emergency for the entire state.

The Kansas National Guard is deploying nine teams across the state, including out of Kansas City, Kan., and Mission, to transport emergency and medical personnel and to assist stranded motorists. The teams will deploy soldiers and Humvees. The operation will run through 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Snowfall amounts varied widely across the state, with western Kansas receiving 3-6 inches and southeast Kansas 1-3 inches. Hutchinson in south central Kansas received 9 inches and Mt. Hope, between Hutchinson and Wichita, got 10 inches.

| The Star and the Associated Press

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