Temperatures quickly dropped below freezing overnight as freezing drizzle overspread Northeast Kansas. Total ice accumulations should be less than 1/10 of an inch, but it takes very little ice to create slick roads. Be especially cautious on bridges/overpasses, untreated roadways, parking lots, and sidewalks. Patience on the roadways and ice scrapers will be needed for your Friday morning commute. The freezing drizzle should end by 9AM.
Otherwise, very cold temperatures with highs in the 20s on Friday afternoon.
Due to the icy road conditions the Topeka Police Department and Shawnee County Sheriff Department were in Phase III Accident reporting Friday morning.
During Phase III implementation Topeka Police Officers will investigate only injury, hit and run accidents.
Residents are encouraged to refer all other accidents to Police Headquarters at their earliest convenience.
A winter storm is still on track for Saturday and Sunday with a wintry mix on Saturday, changing to all snow Saturday night. 3-6 inches of accumulation is expected for most areas with a few locally higher totals possible.
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