(TOPEKA, Kan.)—State leaders compliment the work of emergency responders and road crews for their response to this week's winter storm.
Officials say three deaths are being investigated as possibly being weather related. Governor Sam Brownback said Friday that agencies will spend the next week compiling a list of any weather-related damages to public buildings and roads to determine if the state qualifies for a federal disaster declaration.
- State disaster declaration for 53 counties
- Local disaster declarations for 23 counties
- $1.6 Million in estimated costs for the Kansas Department of Transportation
- 1,250 KDOT snow plow operators and support workers used 600 plows and worked 12-hour shifts to log 30,000 hours and plow 21,000 miles.
- 8 roads closed during the storm
- National Guard units transported medical professionals to and from work and performed health and welfare checks in southeast Kansas.
- State troopers responded to 342 calls during the storm, 47 non-injury accidents, 11 injury accidents with no one hospitalized.
- State troopers transported blood from KCMO to Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka