Travel through Kansas getting back to normal after winter storm


As travel out of Kansas City and parts North are still slow at best, many on the interstates in Kansas found smooth sailing. However, that was not the case yesterday. 

“I’m slowing down, and it was either hit the car in front of me, or hit the mile marker. Hit the mike marker and go in the ditch. So, I’m still here. It’s a car and you can replace it,” said Kattiee Schutt.

Katie got caught sliding off the road. The car now abandoned and waiting for that tow truck. 

So she called dad from Derby to come get her. 

“Dad. I went off the road. She said, ‘can you come get me?’ I said yeah I can come get you. Just stay in the car and stay buckled up if someone else runs into you,” said Lyle Schutte.

Lyle is just grateful his daughter is ok so he’s ok with the inconvenience. 

Other folks leaving Wichita to go to Iowa just waited until today. 

“We were coming back from Texas early so we could beat the snow, but we’re ok with it the way it is,” said Rick Christiansen, traveling from Texas.

Rick says the roads in Iowa are not great, but he’s got a good start in Kansas after the storm. 

Meanwhile, Kattiee is just happy her car is expected to be ok and she’s on the road again. 

“Front right end was damaged from hitting the mile marker but that’s about it. It doesn’t look like anybody else ran into it.”

Troopers say they had a few slide offs in the early morning, and they remind you to slow it down out here because water and slush will freeze again. 

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