Winter Arrives

By: KAKE News
By: KAKE News

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Piles of snow, slick roads, and frigid temperatures show that winter is arriving early in a big way.

The roads are slick in and around Wichita, and it may not get much better by the morning commute.

Slick roads caused a four-car accident at 235 by 25th Street, but luckily no one was injured. According to police there have been at least 20 accidents tonight and police expect that number to climb.

With drivers just getting used to another season of winter weather and the high number of accidents, police are implementing the accident reporting plan. The plan allows people to notify police within 24 hours of their accident occurring, only if there are no injuries due to alcohol involvement.

Southwest Kansas is also getting blasted leaving roads snow packed in Haskell County between Garden City and Sublette.

KDOT is out treating the roads, but officials are advising drivers in the area to be careful, take it slow, and if you don't have to be out -- just stay home.

Road conditions vary from across the state. Conditions are near normal in the northwest, just wet in the northeast. In south central Kansas, including Wichita, roads are snow packed and icy in spots, and in the southwest roads are snow packed and icy.

The KDOT continues to emphasize the importance of taking it slow.

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