Weather-related traffic fatality reported near Manhattan

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The Kansas Highway Patrol says 67-year-old Kansas woman died when she lost control of her vehicle because of snow and ice.

The patrol says Ann Marie Lochner, of Manhattan, died early Wednesday when her Chevrolet Blazer left the road because of snowy conditions and overturned in a ravine. The accident occurred in a housing division east of Manhattan.

The storm that dropped several inches of snow as it moved across Kansas on Tuesday and early Wednesday prompted schools, businesses and government offices to close or have late start times.

Gov. Laura Kelly issued a delayed start for non-essential employees in the Capitol’s Shawnee County.

Several school districts, as well as Emporia State University, the University of Kansas and Baker University started late Wednesday, as did the Army’s Fort Riley.

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