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KDOT Prepared For Winter; Advises Motorists To Follow Safety Tips

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With snow in the forecast later this week, the Kansas Department of Transportation is ready. This year KDOT has implemented new snow fighter training courses to better educate new equipment operators on all aspects of roadway snow and ice control as well as how to maintain their equipment. KDOT has a staff of 1,200 ready for winter weather, 24 hours ... Read More »

Kansas Deer-Vehicle Collisions Peak In Mid-November

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Deer can be spotted near our state’s roadways any time of the year. However, in the fall, motorists should be especially vigilant for deer crossing the highways. Deer breeding season peaks in mid-November, and this marks the period when deer-vehicle collisions are highest. That’s why the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT), the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT), ... Read More »

KDOT Offers Tips To Drive Through Dust Storms And Blowing Smoke

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With recent road closures because of dust storms in northwest Kansas, the Kansas Department of Transportation would like to remind drivers of simple tips when driving into or through dust storms. Drivers are urged to stay alert because strong winds can result in sudden periods of limited or zero visibility due to blowing dust and or smoke during burning season. ... Read More »

2 accidents in Nemaha County over Thanksgiving Weekend

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Two – one vehicle accidents occurred in Nemaha County over the Thanksgiving Weekend.  The first accident occurred Friday afternoon about 2:20, 3/5 miles northwest of Wetmore.  Henri L.  Sellars, age 37, of Alamogordo, NM was southbound on W road and after passing a vehicle, she lost control, left the roadway on the east-side and struck a guardrail, coming to rest in a ... Read More »

Sections Of K-16 To Close Tuesday-Thursday In Pottawatomie County

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Kansas Highway 16 in Pottawatomie County will be closed at various spots Tuesday through Thursday for culvert replacement work. FULL ROADWAY CLOSURE: Eastbound and westbound K-16 will be closed to all traffic at varying locations for culvert replacement work on Tuesday-Thursday, November 6-8 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. each day. Tuesday, November 6: All lanes of K-16 will be ... Read More »

K-9 Scheduled to Close Monday Afternoon

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K-9 closes at 4 p.m. on Monday and will remain closed through early September 2012. This intersection reconstruction work is part of the US-77 Big Blue River bridge replacement project in Marshall County. Eastbound and westbound K-9 will be closed from the city of Frankfort to the US-77 junction to ALL through traffic. Access will be maintained for local traffic ... Read More »

Washington County Sheriff’s Report

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On 010112 on Jade Road 1/2 mile north of 25th Road Amber Dux, Fairbury Nebraska driving a 2006 Chrysler lost control on gravel and struck embankment.  Damage estimated at more than $1,000.00, no injuries were reported.    On 010212 on 5th Road 1/2 mile east of King Road Karalee Bargman, Clifton driving a 2004 Chrysler struck loose gravel, lost control ... Read More »

Fatality Accident Reported in Gage County

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Thursday at approximately 0800 hours the Gage County Sheriff’s Office and the Nebraska State Fire Marshalls’ Office were dispatched to a single vehicle accident on S. 134th Rd and near East Buckeye Road. Upon arrival deputies observed a green 2003 Chevy Trailblazer, located in a bean field on the east side of the roadway. The driver, Matthew Bernhardt, 29 years ... Read More »

K 187 Closed Due to Flooding

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The Kansas Department of Transportation announced K-187 is now closed over Weyer Creek about 2.8 miles north of Centralia due to water on the roadway. Read More »