snow http://kmuw.org en Another Snow Day? Check Out What's Closed For Wednesday, Feb. 5 http://kmuw.org/post/another-snow-day-check-out-whats-closed-wednesday-feb-5 <p>Snow might not be in the forecast today, but roads are still slick due to six to nine inches of snow.</p><p>Here are some of today's closures:</p><p><strong>Area Schools and Colleges: </strong></p><p>Wichita Public Schools, Wichita State University, Cowley College, Wichita Area Technical College, Butler Community College, Newman University, and Friends University (including Topeka and Lenexa campuses) are among the schools that are closed today.</p><p>Southwestern College Professional Studies in Wichita will open at 10 am.</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 15:32:42 +0000 Kate Clause 29841 at http://kmuw.org Wichita Residents Stock Up In Preparation For Winter Storm http://kmuw.org/post/wichita-residents-stock-preparation-winter-storm <p></p><p>While some businesses closed early due to the weather or low customer traffic, others were hopping--like pizza places and other delivery joints.</p><p>And, merchandise was flying off the shelves at local hardware stores.</p><p>Brian Sollo pulled one of the remaining black shovels off the rack at Williams Ace Hardware store in east Wichita yesterday.</p><p>"My driveway is full of snow and I don't have a shovel so I figured I'd come get one," Sollo said.</p><p></p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 15:23:32 +0000 Carla Eckels 29840 at http://kmuw.org Wichita Residents Stock Up In Preparation For Winter Storm UPDATE: What's Closed Because of Tuesday's Winter Storm? http://kmuw.org/post/update-whats-closed-because-tuesdays-winter-storm <p></p><p></p><p><em>Update: Wichita State University has canceled&nbsp;classes for Wednesday. &nbsp;</em></p><p><em>Update: Wichita Public Schools will be closed on Wednesday, Feb. 5th.</em></p><p><em>Update: Southwestern College has decided to close all campuses today, including its main Winfield campus.</em></p><p>The snow storm we've been preparing for is finally here. Almost all schools in the area are closed, as well as universities and many larger employers.</p><p>Closings on Tuesday, February 4:</p><p><strong>K-12 Schools: </strong></p><p>All Wichita Public Schools.</p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 15:30:21 +0000 Kate Clause & Hugo Phan 29790 at http://kmuw.org UPDATE: What's Closed Because of Tuesday's Winter Storm? Wichita's Got A Plan For Today's Snow Storm http://kmuw.org/post/wichitas-got-plan-todays-snow-storm <p>The City of Wichita has planned for Tuesday's snow storm.</p><p>Wichita Public Works and Utilities deputy director Joe Pajor said 50 trucks will plow nonstop until roadways are clear.</p><p>Pajor says it takes about 24 hours to cover every bit of our snow emergency routes, and it would be a while before they get to clear pavement.</p><p>Wichita should see the worst of the storm early today, with snowfall estimates as high as 7 inches.</p><p>City officials say they'll spread a salt and sand mixture on the streets only after they're clear of snow pack.</p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 15:15:52 +0000 Sean Sandefur 29789 at http://kmuw.org Brownback Urges Kansans To Take Extra Precautions During Winter Storm http://kmuw.org/post/brownback-urges-kansans-take-extra-precautions-during-winter-storm <p>Governor Sam Brownback wants Kansans to take extra precautions during this winter storm.</p><p>He's asking Kansans to stay off the roads and avoid travel if at all possible.</p><p>"If you do have to...be prepared," Brownback says. "If you can help us out by not being on the road...don't be on the road."</p><p>Kansas Secretary of Transportation Mike King says the high winds expected with this storm will make clearing the roads especially difficult.</p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 15:08:57 +0000 Associated Press 29788 at http://kmuw.org KDOT Dropped 1.2 Million Gallons Of Brine During Historic Snowstorm http://kmuw.org/post/kdot-dropped-12-million-gallons-brine-during-historic-snowstorm <p>During last month’s back-to-back snow storms, the Kansas Department of Transportation reports their snow crews pretreated and plowed nearly 880,000 miles of highway – enough to circle the earth 35 times.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">BY THE NUMBERS</span><br><br>Winter Storms Q and Rocky (weeks of Feb. 18 and 25)</p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 21:30:22 +0000 Chandra Stauffer 13769 at http://kmuw.org KDOT Dropped 1.2 Million Gallons Of Brine During Historic Snowstorm Brownback Praises State Officials For Storm Response http://kmuw.org/post/brownback-praises-state-officials-storm-response <p>Gov. Sam Brownback is praising state emergency, law enforcement and highway officials for their "all hands on deck" response to the recent snow storms. Wed, 27 Feb 2013 23:02:45 +0000 Jim McLean 13404 at http://kmuw.org VIDEO: How Was Your Commute? Mayor Says Street Crews Did 'Outstanding Job' http://kmuw.org/post/video-how-was-your-commute-mayor-says-street-crews-did-outstanding-job <p>During a City Council Workshop Tuesday, Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer thanked the city maintenance crew that cleared snow from streets.<br><br>"Through this entire time frame, through both of the snows, we have to say hats off to our guys that were out there working the streets," said Brewer.</p><p>Brewer said the crew worked through the first storm and then immediately prepared for the next one to come in.<br><br>"They did an outstanding job in getting our streets all taken care of and getting them all cleaned up." said Brewer.</p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 19:47:39 +0000 Carla Eckels & Chandra Stauffer 13309 at http://kmuw.org VIDEO: How Was Your Commute? Mayor Says Street Crews Did 'Outstanding Job' Tuesday School Closings (Updated) http://kmuw.org/post/tuesday-school-closings-updated <p>Another snow day?</p><p>Why not.</p><p><strong>UPDATED 5:40 am</strong></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Area schools that will be closed Tuesday, February 26:</p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 03:10:51 +0000 Chandra Stauffer 13272 at http://kmuw.org Tuesday School Closings (Updated) Monday School Closings (UPDATED) http://kmuw.org/post/monday-school-closings-updated <p><strong>Updated: 7:05 am</strong></p><p>The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Wichita and the surrounding areas beginning at midnight Monday until at least noon Tuesday.</p><p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 01:53:30 +0000 Briana O’Higgins 13212 at http://kmuw.org Monday School Closings (UPDATED)