TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) --- The Kansas Dept. of Transportation's Topeka division says after a night of plowing, workers had cleared at least one lane of all of the city's main roads.
They do caution, though, that there's still plenty of patchy ice and slush on the streets and all lanes are not open as of 6:30 a.m.
"Please allow extra time, slow down and increase following distances," the agency said.
Plows hit the streets about 12 hours earlier to get the roads ready as the snow moved.
The City said its trucks would be treating the roads all night with workers coming in for a 12-hour shift. In all, 15 dump trucks and six pup trucks were on hand and able to go out. Once primary and secondary roads are clear, City Manager Brent Trout plans to make a call on plowing residential roads.
The City of Manhattan said its Public Works Crews had 14 trucks spreading salt and calcium chloride Tuesday afternoon. However, City officials caution that, with the snow lasting well into the night, they will be focusing on main roads and the residential streets won't be cleared as people head to work in the morning.
They asked Manhattanites not to park in the street, especially in a cul-de-sac, so trucks can get through. And, with all of the snow, people may be waking up to large windrows at the end of their driveways.
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