February 22, 2013

Kansas highways remain slushy to partly snowpacked, iced

Roads are improving from yesterday, but there’s still a lot of snow. Drivers need to use care.

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
Location Condition
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
Jackson County Wet/Slushy
Jefferson County Wet/Slushy
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

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