Blizzard warning

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Eudora Police are asking the public to stay off the streets unless it’s an emergency.

“Crews are working as hard as they can, but with the snow coming down so fast, they can’t keep up with it.”  Police Chief Grady Walker stated.

Cars stuck in snow or blocking roadways make it difficult for crews to clean roadways and put them farther behind.

Again, unless it’s an emergency, police urge people to simply stay home.

The Blizzard Warning is still in effect until 6AM Wednesday morning. Forecasters predict 9 to 13 inches before the snow ends later on tonight.  Winds will be blowing 20 to 3omph with gusts to 40 mph, causing significant blowing and drifting of snow. With the winds, wind chills will be in the 15 to 25 degree below zero range.

Interstate 70 between St. Louis and Kansas City is closed

Closing update – The Eudora Rec Center will close at 6:00PM this evening.

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Cancellation list for Tuesday 2/1/2011 (Updated 9:34M)

– Eudora School District 491 has canceled classes

– Amanda’s Dance Academy has canceled all classes for today.

– Mateo Chiropractic closed after 1:00PM today.

– The Eudora Public Library is closed today.

Cancellation list for Wednesday 2/2/2011 (Updated 2/1/2011)

– Holy Family Catholic Church has canceled 7:00AM Mass Wednesday morning.  The Parish Mission Scheduled for 6:47PM Wednesday evening is STILL ON as planned.

If you have cancellations to report, send them to editor@eudorareporter.com (with a phone number for verification) or call our business line at 785-542-9466 and we will post them here.


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The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Warning for the region starting at 6AM Tuesday until 6AM Wednesday morning.

According to the Weather Service, the freezing drizzle that has been falling all day will change over to all snow later on tonight. The snow will get heavy on Tuesday morning with some meteorologists stating that it could fall at the rate 1 to 2 inches per hour during the later morning hours on Tuesday.  The Weather Service forecasts a total snowfall by Tuesday evening of 10 to 14 inches for the area.

Winds will also pick up on Tuesday between 20 to 30 mph with gusts upwards of 35 mph. Significant blowing and drifting will occur with these winds and any travel is strongly discouraged.  As if that is not enough, wind chills are expected to be 15 to 25 degrees below zero Tuesday night.

City road crews have been working through the afternoon sanding streets and will keep their efforts going well into tomorrow. City officials have been monitoring this latest storm and will stay on top of issues as they arise.

We will keep you up to date with closings as they come in.  Keep checking back for updates as February starts off with a bang.

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