Manhattan and the surrounding areas sent out road crews to begin combating the snowfall.
Pottawatomie County Emergency Management Director, Chris Trudo told KMAN that his crews will be working throughout this predicament. Trudo advises Pottawatomie County residents to stay inside unless they absolutely have to go somewhere, saying, “When you’re stranded in that, you can’t last long.”
Manhattan City Manager Ron Fehr tells residents that the city has tools to help them if they need to commute. Live traffic updates and maps of snow routes can be found on www.ci.manhattan.ks.us. Live feedback may be slow due to the heavy snow and wind interfering with the cameras, so Fehr urges users to “Please be patient” with the system.
Many schools and businesses in the area were closed, including much of the Kansas State University campus, and Fort Riley was operating with minimum personnel on duty.
As of 5:30 p.m. Tuesday just over 10 inches of snow had fallen outside of the KMAN Studios, 11 inches was reported on Stagg Hill according to the National Weather Service office in Topeka, 10 inches in Junction City and eight inches at Ft. Riley.
For the most up-to-date weather information, tune into News Radio 1350 KMAN on the radio, or watch for updates on the web.