WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - The Emergency Accident reporting plan is in effect in Wichita due to Friday's winter storm.  

Wichita-area streets and highways were snow-packed Friday morning. The Wichita Police Department activated EARP at around 8 a.m. The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office made the announcement just before 9 a.m. and canceled EARP shortly before noon.

The National Weather Service reported that as of noon, Wichita had officially received 3.3 inches of snow, breaking the daily record for January 5 of 2.6 inches set in 1929. You can check road conditions and traffic cameras at KanDrive.org.

While EARP is in effect for Wichita, anyone involved in a non-injury accident in the city limits and no alcohol is involved, exchange information with the other driver involved and you can fill out an accident report within 24 hours. Forms can be found at the nearest QuikTrip, online at http://wichitapolice.com, or at any police station from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
When EARP for the county is in effect, no one is injured and alcohol is not involved, you can then contact the Sheriff’s Office Squad Room at 316-660-3760 to arrange to file a report.
The sheriff's office said you will need to have the following information to complete the forms:
  • Driver’s name
  • Drivers’ License Number and State of Issuance
  • Home Address, City and State
  • Phone Number
  • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) typically found on dash and insurance card
  • License Plate Number• Name of Insurance Company• Location of accident- Street Names, intersection, etc. 
  • Take photos with your phone and submit those with the forms