Blowing snow, slick spots bedevil US 36 in NE Kan.

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 20, 2012 at 9:54 am •  Published: December 20, 2012
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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Blowing snow and slick spots have made driving difficult along U.S. 36 in northeast Kansas.

A short portion of the highway from Wathena east to the Missouri border was closed Thursday morning because motorists were sliding off the road. But the Kansas Department of Transportation reported that by mid-morning, all roads in northeast Kansas were open.

All Star Travel Plaza employee Joetta Wagoner says she slid off the highway twice early Thursday, trying to get to work at the truck stop at the junction of U.S. 36 and U.S. 73 in Hiawatha. She was coming in because two managers couldn't get in.

She said only a couple of inches of snow fell, but wind created white-out conditions, preventing people from seeing anything.