Thursday, February 21, 2103
One Kansas highway in the north-central part of the state was closed Thursday morning, but law enforcement officials said their departments had been called to very few accidents and they said it appeared most residents decided to play it safe and stay home.
Most Salina streets had very little traffic during the morning rush hour. Police Lt. Scott Siemsen said officers were dispatched to a few minor injury accidents and some motorists had gotten stuck in the snow, but he said the morning had remained quiet considering the severity of snow packed streets.
Some residents had no choice but to venture out in the storm. Doug Long was using a snow blower to clear snow from a lot of his Salina business. He said he wanted to try to keep up with the storm to make snow removal a little easier. Long said the toughest part of his morning was his seven-mile drive into Salina.
KHP Master Trooper Ben Gardner told KAKE News late Thursday morning, several slide-offs has been reported along Interstate 135 and Interstate 70 in north-central Kansas. Troopers had not been dispatched to any serious accidents, Gardner said.