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2014-1-A
NEWS RELEASE:February 3, 2013
FROM:   The Kansas Highway Patrol
CONTACT: Technical Trooper Howard Dickinson, PRO/PIO Troop A - Olathe (913) 782-8100

KC Metro Region Snow Event Vital Information to Know

Prior to the forecasted snow event slated for tonight and tomorrow in much of the state, the Kansas Highway Patrol and Troop A personnel, would like to advise the public of the following information.

Beginning at 6:00 p.m. today, February 3rd, 2014, the Kansas Highway Patrol will be towing vehicles abandoned on:

  • I-79 from 18th Street to the state line
  • I-435 from the state line to state line
  • I-635 from I-35 to the state line
  • I-35 from Gardner Road to the state line
  • This tow alert will also pertain to all other state, federal, and U.S. highways within Johnson and Wyandotte Counties.

This process will be in until all the roadways are clear from this event and traffic is flowing normally. The purpose for the towing of the abandoned vehicles is to facilitate snow removal and keep the roadway open for emergency vehicles. The normal, 48-hour grace period will not be in effect during this snow event.

The Kansas Highway Patrol strongly urges individuals to stay in their vehicles if they get stuck or become involved in a collision, and to call 911 or *47 (*HP) on their cell phones. The safest place for vehicle occupants during a snow event is inside their vehicles with their seatbelts on.