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WEATHER: Snow totals range from 2-6 inches areawide; travel slow for Lyon and surrounding counties

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Traffic has been slow going near the KVOE studios after up to five inches of snow Wednesday morning. Chuck Samples/KVOE News.

Accumulating snowfall may well be over across the KVOE listening area, although we will likely see snow into early Thursday.

Projected totals now range from 3-6 inches after being anywhere from 4-11 inches earlier in the week. Snow totals for the area are largely in that adjusted range:

*KVOE studios: 5 inches
*North Emporia: 5 inches
*Northwest Emporia: 4.8 inches
*Bushong: 5 inches
*Cottonwood Falls: 4.5 inches
*Council Grove: 3 inches
*Gridley: 3 inches
*Eureka: 2 inches
*Florence: 5.6 inches
*Neosho Rapids: 3 inches
*Thrall: 1.9 inches

Winter storm warnings continue areawide until noon Thursday. With the snow and gusty north winds up to 35 mph, travel conditions have been far from ideal for several hours — and TV-13 meteorologist Doug Meyers says travel conditions will be subpar Wednesday and Thursday as well.

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Highway conditions have improved to partly snow-covered, but county roads are still having issues with drifting. Here’s Lyon County Engineer Chip Woods:

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Lyon County Deputy Jeff Rodriguez wants drivers to be careful if they are out on the roads, but he also encourages drivers to stay home if possible.

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Emporia city crews have been out since around 5:30 am, but streets are largely snow-covered, regardless of whether they are arterials, well-traveled residential collector streets or side streets.

Emporia Fire is responding to a reported injury crash on the Kansas Turnpike at mile marker 148, a mile north of the Admire-Council Grove exit. Further details are pending. On Tuesday night, Emporia Fire responded to a crash on the Turnpike at mile marker 112 near the Flint Hills Cattle Pens exit. EMS took a woman to Newman Regional Health for apparently non-life-threatening injuries afterward.

Numerous schedule adjustments were called in this week and remain active at this time. Click here for the KVOE.com Closings and Cancellations page.

We’ll keep you updated on KVOE, KVOE.com and KVOE social media. Be sure to join KVOE’s social media channels on Facebook and Instagram, both @kvoenews, and Twitter@kvoeam1400. If you have a schedule adjustment to report, call KVOE at 620-342-1400 or email kvoe@kvoe.com. Track highway conditions online at www.kandrive.org.

5:30 am Wednesday: Projected snow totals reduced, but travel conditions could be bad through Thursday morning

Snowfall is underway and could continue through Wednesday night or early Thursday morning.

Projected totals range from 3-6 inches after being anywhere from 4-11 inches earlier in the week. TV-13 meteorologist Doug Meyers says the snow could continue into early Thursday, but accumulating snow could largely be over by lunchtime.

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Current snow totals:

*KVOE studios: 3 inches

Winter storm warnings continue areawide until noon Thursday. With the snow and gusty north winds up to 35 mph, travel conditions have been far from ideal for several hours. KDOT crews began treating area highways by mid-evening Tuesday and Lyon County crews started their work early Wednesday, but streets, county roads and highways are — for the most part — completely snow-covered at this time. County Engineer Chip Woods says it has been tough to keep county roads open.

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Lyon County Deputy Jeff Rodriguez says visibility is greatly reduced in rural areas.

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Having said that, Rodriguez says there are some county roads that could have more snow on them than others, so drivers need to be careful. He and Woods recommend drivers stay home if they can — and slow down if they can’t.

We had numerous schedule adjustments reported so far this week. Click here for the KVOE.com Closings and Cancellations page.

We’ll keep you updated on KVOE, KVOE.com and KVOE social media. Be sure to join KVOE’s social media channels on Facebook and Instagram, both @kvoenews, and Twitter@kvoeam1400. If you have a schedule adjustment to report, call KVOE at 620-342-1400 or email kvoe@kvoe.com. Track highway conditions online at www.kandrive.org.

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