Residents prepare for wintery weather, while truck drivers are on hold


Another winter storm is making its way through Kansas.

Friday morning, many Kansans woke up to dense fog and damp weather.

As the day went on, stronger winds began to blow through and temperatures began to drop below freezing.

Residents in Hays and Great Bend stopped by the hardware store to get those last minute winter supplies.

“I’ve got everything,” Kathie Taylor said. “Scrapers, shovels, got some salt to melt the ice. I’m ready to go.”

Store officials said gloves, hats, scrapers, hand warmers and sleds were flying off the shelves.

“We’ve had to restock so many winter items just this week because our store is so busy,” hardware worker Andromada Ostrome said.

Hardware stores weren’t the only popping place around central Kansas, but also Walmart.

Many residents in Great Bend spent their evening grabbing food for weekend.

KSN also ran into many truck drivers who were taking a break in the parking lot.

“I’ve never liked the cold weather,” truck driver Calvin Field said. “People don’t realize that you need to slow down when the weather is bad.”

Field said he’s scheduled to head to Missouri at 5 a.m. in the morning, but the weather might hold him back.

“Before I leave, I’m going to check the weather and make sure the roads aren’t bad,” he said. “If the roads are bad, I’m going to wait until 6 o’clock maybe or even daylight.”

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