Winter Weather Advisory issued for most of KVOE listening area; several accidents reported

A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for most of the KVOE listening area until 5pm Sunday. This advisory comes just as local emergency crews report several accidents in the area, with icy road conditions to blame.

There are at least 2 rollover accidents being reported by Fire HQ. The first is at Mile Marker 130 northbound. One vehicle rolled, the driver was extracted from that vehicle and transported to Newman Regional Health. Their condition is unknown.

The second accident was near Mile Marker 137 southbound. Initial reports indicate a pickup truck towing a large trailer rolled, and the trailer landed on top of the pickup cab. One person is trapped inside the cab with unknown injuries. Emergency crews are on-scene.

Also, emergency crews have worked at least 3 accidents between Mile Markers 135 and 138 on I-35. That's northbound from the 6th Street interchange. Fire HQ is saying the accidents are of various types, and most people involved are refusing hospital transport.

Salt trucks are currently working I-35, and Emporia city limits. Travel is strongly discouraged. Emporia Police Sergeant Ray Mattas says to take it slow and easy if you absolutely have to be out on the road.

The winter weather advisory includes Lyon, Coffey, Morris, Osage, Waubunsee, Chase and Greenwood counties until 5pm Sunday. Chase and Greenwood counties are under an advisory until 3pm. The advisory is due to a low level disturbance moving across the state, bringing light to moderate snow and freezing drizzle to parts of central and eastern Kansas.

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