Freezing rain has hit parts of Southeast Kansas, but the rest of the state is waiting on wintry weather. The Kansas Division of Emergency Management has been preparing for this storm for five days.
178 state National Guard members have been activated, many of them will be used to help stranded motorists. And, KDOT crews are working around the clock to salt roads.
The big concern right now is potential power outages.
“I think the big concern that we’ve been looking at is you’ve got a good likelihood of some power lines going down, so the power generation systems — that’s why we’ve got these mobile generating units pre-positioned to be able to move them to places that may need that. That’s one of the major utility pieces we’ve been looking at, in preparation,” explained Kansas Governor Sam Brownback.
Brownback says areas like Wichita and Topeka should see a quarter of an inch of freezing rain tonight into Saturday.