Quantcast

KDOT crews prepare for the worst - KOAM TV 7

KDOT crews prepare for the worst

Updated:

 

When winter weather moves in, the Kansas Department of Transportation moves out. 

"All the crews are out in each county. Crawford, Labette, Cherokee, and Neosho County each crew has about four or five trucks out," said Wayne Nelson area superintendent. 
KDOT crews cover about 100 miles of highways and interstates.
Nelson says travelers need to take their time and use caution. 

KDOT officials say they've been treating roads before streets started getting icy. The mix of rain and ice is a bad recipe for crews and drivers. 

"The material we put down, when we have the rain like where having it [materials] runs right off the highway," says Nelson.  

Here are three tips to consider when traveling in these conditions: 

1. Give yourself extra time to get to your destination. 
2. Don't slam on your breaks crossing highways. 
3. Drive at a slower speed than usual.

Nelson also says you can also recognize ice on the roads ahead of time. 

"If you are on ice you won't spray any water, if you're on ice you will stop hearing that sound."

Day and night crews will keep pouring on the rock, sand, and salt so drivers have the traction they need.

For more information on roadways go to: <http://511.ksdot.org/KanRoadPublic/Default.aspx?BrowserDetect=Yes>

 

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Joplin woman who stole more than $100,000 to serve 13 months in prison

    Joplin woman who stole more than $100,000 to serve 13 months in prison

    A federal judge has sentenced Kathryn Stayton of Joplin for embezzling more than $88,000 from her employer, Frank Fletcher Ford, and another $13,000 from Credit Cars of Joplin. Stayton will serve 13 months in prison followed by three years supervised probation.She also has to repay a little over $121,000.More >>
    A federal judge has sentenced Kathryn Stayton of Joplin for embezzling more than $88,000 from her employer, Frank Fletcher Ford, and another $13,000 from Credit Cars of Joplin. Stayton will serve 13 months in prison followed by three years supervised probation.She also has to repay a little over $121,000.More >>
  • Rebuild Joplin Brings Its 128th Family Home

    Rebuild Joplin Brings Its 128th Family Home

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:20:42 GMT
    Rebuild Joplin celebrates its 128th housewarming since the Joplin tornado today.Theo and Opal Morrison were moving into their home on Illinois when the tornado struck. Without having time to buy insurance, according to Opal, the tornado winds shifted their home from its foundation, rendering it unlivable.More >>
    Rebuild Joplin celebrates its 128th housewarming since the Joplin tornado today.Theo and Opal Morrison were moving into their home on Illinois when the tornado struck. Without having time to buy insurance, according to Opal, the tornado winds shifted their home from its foundation, rendering it unlivable.More >>
  • Carl Junction FFA Teaches 3rd Graders Where Food Comes From

    Carl Junction FFA Teaches 3rd Graders Where Food Comes From

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:57 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:57:29 GMT
    Third graders in Carl Junction got a lesson in where their food comes from today from the Carl Junction High School's Future Farmers of Americas. Over 250 students visited 21 stations in the annual Food for America event.The event has taken place at the school since at least the 11970's and from animals to fashion to food kids learn most things in life start with agriculture. "The best part for me is that these kids have learned something and are going to go away from here knowing about our p...More >>
    Third graders in Carl Junction got a lesson in where their food comes from today from the Carl Junction High School's Future Farmers of Americas. Over 250 students visited 21 stations in the annual Food for America event.The event has taken place at the school since at least the 11970's and from animals to fashion to food kids learn most things in life start with agriculture. "The best part for me is that these kids have learned something and are going to go away from here knowing about our p...More >>
Powered by WorldNow

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.