Archive for Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Winter weather advisory expired but roads still dangerous

December 9, 2009

The winter weather advisory for the area has expired, but drivers in Wyandotte and Leavenworth counties are urged to still use caution and drive at least 10 mph below posted speeds.

Wind chill values between 4 degrees above and 9 degrees below zero, in addition to wind gusts as high as 34 mph blowing snow across the roads, have resulted in snow packed roads and slick driving conditions. Officials with the Kansas Department of Transportation say, due to the temperature, it is difficult to get roadways clear.

Wind gusts are expected to die down by late afternoon, allowing for safer driving conditions. There are no road closures reported at this time.

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