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Light snow and black ice developed on roadways in south central Kansas in the predawn hours Wednesday, causing traffic snarls throughout the metro area.
By 6 a.m., 911 dispatchers were asking media outlets to warn motorists about the slick conditions, especially on I-135 and I-235 around Wichita. There were multiple accidents involving vehicles that slid off the roadways.
Tom Hein, spokesman for the Kansas Department of Transportation, said crews were out treating roadways with salt and sand.
"It kind of snuck up on us overnight and put some new moisture down," Hein said. "Drivers just need to be aware of that."