WPD talks winter weather driving safety

WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

When Amber Mettlen found out she was going to see Kelly Clarkson live in concert, she was over the moon.

"I cried when my mom gave us tickets,” said Mettlen.   

She and hundreds of others braved the cold, waiting to get in.

But it's nothing compared to what's coming.

"While the snow isn't going to move in until late tonight, it's going to come down very fast after it starts, so keep in mind, reduced visibility, blowing snow,” said KAKE Meteorologist Cat Taylor.

With snow comes slick roads, so city crews will be plowing overnight into the morning to help prevent as many accidents as possible.

Wichita police are urging people to stay home. But if you do get out, here's something to remember: "Be patient and take your time,” said Wichita Police Officer Paul Cruz

It’s important, especially leaving packed events like Saturday’s concert.

And if you plan on drinking, it's important to have a designated driver or call a ride, "or use Uber, Lyft, Taxi, any of those services to get you to your destination,” added officer Cruz.  

It’s something many in attendance agree with.

"You have to get home safely or else tonight was just a waste,” said concertgoer Amanda Mitchell.

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