February 27, 2013
Gov. Sam Brownback says the latest winter storm is being blamed for six deaths in Kansas
But he says he was pleased that most residents heeded warnings to stay out of danger.
The governor says Wednesday that two people died in traffic crashes, two siblings died from carbon monoxide poisoning in Kansas City, Kan., a woman died in southwest Kansas while shoveling snow and another Kansas City resident was killed while walking in the snow. She was struck by a car that slid on the ice.
The storms that crossed Kansas last Thursday and again this week dropped more than 2 feet of snow in some places and knocked out power to thousands of customers, mostly in eastern counties.