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Kansas City Weather: The Blizzard Swirls to the Northeast

By Kelly Ni
Epoch Times Staff
Created: February 26, 2013 Last Updated: February 26, 2013
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A trooper on I-70 in northwest Kansas stops to help a car stuck in the snow, on the side of the road. In the meantime, his car gets struck by other cars driving by. (Kansas City Highway Patrol)

A trooper on I-70 in northwest Kansas stops to help a car stuck in the snow, on the side of the road. In the meantime, his car gets struck by other cars driving by. (Kansas City Highway Patrol)

Kansas City is bracing itself for its second winter storm in one week. A winter storm warning is in effect for the city.

Josh Kellerman, lieutenant with the Kansas Highway Patrol said at 10:50 a.m. local time on Feb. 26 that it is still pretty windy—especially in the southern region. 
Kellerman patrolled the roads during the blizzard. 

He said that the streets are very quiet. 

Somewhere in that picture is a flyover to US-59 northbound in Franklin County, according to Josh Kellerman, lieutenant and public information officer with the Kansas City Highway Patrol. (Kansas CIty Highway Patrol)

Somewhere in that picture is a flyover to US-59 northbound in Franklin County, according to Josh Kellerman, lieutenant and public information officer with the Kansas City Highway Patrol. (Kansas CIty Highway Patrol)

 

 

Kellerman thinks that people heeded the weather predictions this time around after seeing the previous storm predications come true. The snowstorm on Feb. 20–21 brought 1–2 feet of snow. 

The general reaction was, “Wow, we really did get that much snow,” according to Kellerman. 

“Some people just kind of took it to heart,” he said. “They just stayed home.”

Kellerman said that the roads are snow packed. As snow plows clear the road, the winds from the blizzard blow all the snow back onto the roads within an hour, and this has been a problem. 

The blizzard is moving toward the northeast United States, where the storm will bring rain and wind to the coast. Everything from heavy snow to a wintry mix of rain will fall inland and farther during mid-week, according to AccuWeather.

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“Rachel sent us these photos of the storm last week from the campus of Bethel College in North Newton. Thanks, Rachel!” wrote Josh Kellerman on Facebook, lieutenant and public information officer for the Kansas City Highway)



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