Snowy weather slows drivers across NE Kansas

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) — Snow may be moving out of the northeast Kansas, but blowing snow will still cause issues on area - sometimes, even making it seem like its still snowing.

Shawnee Co. Emergency Management says if you don't have to be out, don't go. Stay home and wait for the weather to get better and for road crews to clear the roads.

Area law enforcement agencies, like the Topeka Police Dept. are under their walk-in accident reporting procedures, meaning they will only respond to accidents if someone is injured, alcohol was involved, or if it was a hit-and-run. Everyone else is asked to exchange insurance and registration information and report it to police after the weather clears up.

The Kansas Highway Patrol says around 10 a.m., they were called to I-70 east, near the Auburn Road exit. When they arrived, they found a small pickup down the ravine after it hit a slick spot and the driver lost control. Officers say the man behind the wheel was not injured.

Authorities are reminding drivers to give road crews plenty of space to work, especially on highways and interstates. Anyone planning a long trip should pack an emergency kit and check kandrive.org for statewide road conditions.