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Two winter storms that blasted through Kansas are to blame in the deaths of six people across Kansas, said Govenor Sam Brownback.
"This has been a challenging seven days, to say the least," Brownback said.
Two people died of carbon monoxide poisoning in Kansas City, Kan. on Tuesday. Two people were killed in separate one-car accidents on I-70. One woman was killed when a car slid into her in Kansas City, Kan. A southwest Kansas woman died of a heartattack and hypothermia while she was sweeping snow.
Brownback said the state knew the second snowstorm would create whiteout conditions as it piled on to the first snow. He said Kansans did well to use caution and minimize tragedies.
"I want to give a big 'thank you' to Kansans who heeded the warnings to stay off the roadways, and prepared themselves if they did have to travel," he said. "That resulted in fewer problems, and allowed emergency responders to do their jobs faster and safer."