Snow, ice cause accidents across Kansas

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A winter storm system dumped rain, snow and a wintry mix across much of Kansas overnight and Thursday morning, causing numerous accidents.

In the Wichita area emergency crews have responded to a number of accidents in the early morning hours. Accidents shut down portions of I-135 and Kellogg.  Kansas Highway Patrol troopers said they worked more than thirty crashes in the Wichita area.  

Wichita crews began spreading a sand and salt mix on snow emergency routes at midnight. Director of Public Works and Utilities Alan King said the rain washed away much of that mixture.

"We started up again about four o'clock this morning and we're out there right now," King said Thursday morning. 

King said while many arterial roads were travelable, some that had not yet been treated a second time remained in poor condition. Neighborhood streets would not get treated. 

In Pottawatomie County, the driver of a Dodge pickup lost control on U.S 24 near Wamego at around 6 a.m., and his truck rolled into a field. The 32-year-old man was taken to a local hospital for treatment. 

Several other slide-offs were reported in Saline and Marion counties.

The Emergency Accident Reporting Plan (EARP) was put into effect Wichita and Salina. 

School closings here

1 killed in crash on I-235 in west Wichita

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Snow totals:

3 ENE of Zurich (Rooks Co)


Salina 3.0"
Dodge City 2.0"
7 SW of Brookville (Ellsworth Co) 2.0"
W McPherson 2.0"
Lyons 1.0"
5 SE of Ash Valley (Pawnee Co) 1.0"
Oakley 0.75"
St. Francis 0.75
Goodland 0.4"

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