MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) -- Cico Park in Manhattan was the place to be for sledding Thursday-children reveling in the first blast of winter weather and a day off from school.
School was canceled across the area.
After a while, there were only patches of snow left on hills due to all the traffic.
But it wasn’t all fun and games. Everywhere you turned, you saw plow trucks and people shoveling out from under the snow.
Residents like Richard Smith tried to take things in stride.
"Actually, it was overdue so it’s not a big problem and I would not be living in Kansas if I did not expect weather changes so I like the seasons," he said.
With Christmas around the corner, time is of the essence for some like UPS deliveryman Matthias Bieber who says he can’t afford to let the conditions get in his way.
"We’ve got three days of delivery until Christmas. We’ve got to get it all out of here. We can’t stop now," he told WIBW.
"We'll catch right up. It's not going to be bad," he added.
Authorities in Riley and Geary County reported several accidents and large number of cars sliding off the road during the overnight hours and morning commute. Accidents and slide offs were reported on major roadways as well, including I-70, US-77 and K-18. No major injuries were reported.
Things seemed to warm up a little during the day leaving roads wet and slushy. But as temperatures start to dip back down Thursday night, any lingering icy spots could get even slicker.
"It’ll all be refreezing. Everybody better be careful," Smith warned.