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Lyndon hit with 8.5-inch snowfall

The National Weather Service is reporting 8.5 inches of snow fell at Lyndon during the March 23-24 snowstorm that hit the area.  Snowfall amounts across the county ranged from 5 inches near Burlingame to 8.5 at Lyndon,according to the NWS snowfall map.

Area crews continued to clear roads through Sunday evening, with drifting and icing continuing on some roads due to blowing snow. At 6 p.m. the Kansas Department of Transportation reported Osage County highways partly snow-packed with ice, although road conditions across northeast Kansas were reported to have improved throughout the day and ranged from normal seasonal to drifting to partly snow packed or ice. Drifting may be a problem during the overnight and early morning hours with strong winds that keep blowing snow back across the highway pavement.

Due to the continued blowing snow, wet pavement and below freezing temperatures during the evening and overnight, roadways may become slick in spots, especially on elevated areas such as bridges, flyover ramps, and ramp areas in general.

For travel throughout the overnight and early morning hours tomorrow, drivers should use caution, take it slow, allow extra driving time, buckle up (every passenger, every time) and be sure to turn on headlights, and turn off cruise control. Drivers should provide for a safe distance or cushion between vehicles.

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