MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) - Following last night’s snow storm the Little Apple turned into a winter wonderland.
Roughly eight and a half inches of snowfall hit Manhattan over the course of the night, resulting in over a dozen delays and closures this morning. While most families stayed inside to avoid the cold, several road crews were out braving the elements to keep the streets as safe as possible.
"It takes quite a bit," said Pat Andel of Manhattan Housing Authority. "Basically we go through a lot of gas. It is time consuming and you’ve got to dress properly for it and everything. We got our plow we’re using - it broke down - so now we’re using a brush and snow blower, but hopefully we’ll be done in a couple of hours."
Despite the hazards and setbacks this weather presents, for some, it’s an opportunity to get outside and play.
"Well, if I see them out here usually I ask my mom if I can play and it’s usually a yes," said Jackson Coner. "So, I kind of always come out here when they are."
Riley County Officials say multiple slideoffs were reported, however they did not respond to any major accidents.
December 22, 2013 Weather Delays and Closings:
St. Luke’s Lutheran Church – all services cancelled
Manhattan Baptist – No Sunday School
First Church of the Nazarene – all services cancelled
First Baptist Church – all services cancelled
Faith Evangelical Free Church – 8 a.m. service cancelled
Blue Valley United Methodist Church – all services cancelled
Westmoreland United Methodist Church – all services cancelled
Olsburg United Methodist Church – all services cancelled
Louisville, Kansas United Methodist Church-all services cancelled
St. George, Kansas United Methodist Church-all services cancelled
College Heights Baptist Church – all services cancelled
American Legion – Bingo cancelled
Cowboy Country Church-all services cancelled