Riley Coated In Several Inches Of Snow

By: Lindsey Rogers Email
By: Lindsey Rogers Email

RILEY COUNTY, Kan. (WIBW) -- Parts of Clay County, Riley County and Pottawatomie County saw the largest amounts of accumulation from the blast of winter weather that lasted from Monday into Tuesday.

In the town of Riley, shovels, plows and snow blowers were out in full force Tuesday.

Residents reported having anywhere from two to five inches of snow.

The kids loved it but for the adults, it was all work and no play.

"I drive a bus for Manhattan/Ogden schools. My wife drives a bus for Riley so we didn’t go to school today so that was really good. It was just enough I guess. I’m clearing out the driveway so my wife and mother-in-law can go shopping. I guess if I was smart I wouldn’t do that but I am," said Riley resident David Vanbebber.

"It’s December and we should expect this and plan for it. The problem is, Mother Nature put the ice down before she threw the snow down," added Gordon Alkire, another Riley resident.

Up to eight inches were predicted for the area and Riley residents say they are relieved they don’t have to deal with that much snow.

"Well we did plan to go to New Mexico for Christmas but with the weather between here and there, we’ve cancelled our trip. It does make it a little easier staying around here," said Lowell May who was using his snow blowers to clear his driveway and his neighbors' driveways.

"Just think of how much more I’d have to shovel. I don’t want to do all of that by hand," added Alkire.


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