Northwest Kansas communities prepare for October snow

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As heavy snow is forecast for much of Northwestern Kansas, emergency officials are taking precautions to keep citizens safe.

As things stand, the weather is fair, but temperatures are creeping toward freezing. By Sunday some areas are expecting four inches of snow, possibly more.

KSN News spoke with Logan County Emergency Management Director Mike Lies, and he says law enforcement and EMS in the area are prepared. He said his agency has announced winter conditions across social media to reach as many people as possible.

He also emphasized the public should take its time while getting around tomorrow.

“If we get the ice that sticks and the snow on top of that, travel conditions could become very hazardous, they are also predicting that this snow is going to be a drier type snow,” Lies said.

Otherwise, travelers are also bracing for wintry driving conditions.

“I have pants, and boots and jackets and stuff in the truck,” said Terry Foulks, who’s driving to Colorado on Monday. “I’m comfortable in the truck. I’m on my 34-hour restart, so I can control the temperature in there, but if Im going to be out I have winter gear, survival gear if the truck breaks down, you know, you got to be able to stay warm.”

With drier snow expected, and possibly high winds, white-out conditions are possible. Emergency officials are prepared to close I-70 and other roads in that case. Otherwise, it might be best to stay off the roads until you’re sure it’s safe.

Stay with KSN Storm Track 3 weather team for the latest information.

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