City and county crews were up early today clearing away the drifting snow from streets and roads as three inches of snow fell Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.
The much needed precipitation amounted to .04 inches of moisture.
The snow and wind caused slick streets and roads, which kept law enforcement busy with numerous reports of vehicles sliding off roadways.
Most of the schools in Dickinson County—Abilene, Chapman, Solomon, Rural Vista and St. Andrews—were closed. Schools were in session at Herington. All non-essential Fort Riley military and civilian personnel were to report 2-hours late today.
Soldiers and civilian employees were to contact their immediate supervisors to determine if they are considered mission essential or non-mission essential.
The National Weather Service placed Dickinson County in a winter weather advisory early in the morning with 15 to 25 mph winds, gusting at times to 35 mph. Cold temperatures are expected for Thursday.