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This September, the Metropolitan Planning Organization (or MPO) of Lawrence and Douglas County will conduct the 3rd annual Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation project. The past two years the project has documented bicycle and pedestrian usage in the city limits of Lawrence. Starting this year, the project will include bicycle and pedestrian counts in Eudora, as well.

Data collected on bicycling and walking will assist City and Regional Leaders with estimating usage and demand for bicycle and pedestrian facilities. The counts will also be used to track the region’s progress on increasing the use of non-motorized transportation, strengthen grant applications to leverage additional federal funding for bicycle and pedestrian projects, evaluate existing projects, and help determine the location of future investments.

As with previous years, the MPO needs volunteers to help conduct these counts. Counts will be held in Eudora on Saturday, September 10th from 11:45 a.m. – 2 p.m. and twice on Wednesday, September 14th from 9:45 a.m. – noon and 4:45 – 7 p.m. New volunteers also need to attend a 1-hour training session.

If you are interested in signing up to volunteer, you can sign up online: http://www.lawrenceks.org/pds/mpo/volunteer-eudora

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The National Weather service has issues a severe thunderstorm warning for Southeastern Douglas County and Northeastern Franklin County.  This warning is in effect until Noon Saturday.

The storm has the potential to produce quarter size hail. The storm is currently located near Centropolis and is moving northeast.  While this make not directly affect the city of Eudora, many parts to the south could be in the path of this storm.

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UPDATE 9:15 PM: Road conditions are treacherous.  Some streets in Eudora have been treated with salt and are in fair shape. Non-treated streets are slick. Sliding and inability to stop have been experienced on those non-treated streets.  Eudora Police report no major traffic accidents in Eudora. Some accidents have been reported on K-10, but no injuries or road closures.

The National Weather service has issued a winter weather advisory until midnight Wednesday for Anderson, Brown, Coffey, Douglas, Franklin, Jackson, Jefferson, Lyon, Osage, Shawnee and Wabaunsee Counties.

Freezing drizzle has been falling off an on throught the area since 4PM this afternoon.  It is expected to diminish later on this evening.

This can make travel hazardous, particularly on bridges and overpasses. Please be careful on any untreated roads and sidewalks, as slick spots can form easily with the colder temperatures.

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