Slick roads lead to numerous accidents

By: KAKE News -- Email
By: KAKE News -- Email
Reports started coming in late Saturday morning as freezing drizzle left a thin sheet of ice on bridges and elevated roadways.

Taken near Stafford, KS on Highway 50 | Photo courtesy: Chris Jessup

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WICHITA, Kan. -- Slick roads have led to numerous accidents in south-central Kansas.

Reports started coming in late Saturday morning as freezing drizzle left a thin sheet of ice on bridges and elevated roadways.

There have been several accidents around the Wichita area, many of them rollovers. The majority of them have been on K-96, Kellogg and I-235. So far, no serious injuries have been reported.

Early this afternoon, A Sedgwick County sheriff's deputy slid off the road at K-42 and I-235, striking a sign and a tree. He was not hurt.

The Emergency Accident Reporting Plan (EARP) is in effect for Reno County only. Undersheriff Sheldon Stewart said it will remain in effect until further notice. Deputies have worked a growing number of injury accidents throughout the county, mostly along K-96.

The Harvey County Sheriff's Office says they are working numerous accidents on I-135 and are closing down the interstate while they clear those areas.

Dispatchers in Kingman County said there have been three rollover accidents so far today. No one was hurt.

Officials urge people to exercise caution and stay clear of elevated roads if they have to get out and about this weekend.

For up-to-the-minute accident reports and locations, follow @KAKEnews on Twitter.

You can also check road conditions in Wichita and across the state.


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