WICHITA, Kan. – There were snowfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches from a weather system that brought rain, sleet and then snow to the Wichita area late Sunday and early Monday. The snow caused a number of accidents around the city as snow coated the roadways and created slick driving conditions. The system moved out of south central Kansas around mid morning and the forecast calls for temperatures to remain cold with wind chills in the teens Monday night.
MONDAY 8:20 A.M. UPDATE
Crashes and ice led to major slowdowns on Wichita highways Monday morning. Vehicles slid around and collided on Kellogg, I-135 and I-235, and at one point westbound Kellogg was completely blocked near Hillside.
The Emergency Accident Reporting Plan is in effect Monday. That means that if you’re in a crash where nobody is hurt, alcohol is not involved, and both vehicles are driveable, you don’t need to call 911. Instead, you can pick up an EARP form from a Quik Trip or Wichita Police substation to report the crash. That leaves 911 lines open for emergencies.