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Prairie View classes to remain cancelled for Wednesday because of hazardous roads

Updated: Jan 9

A heavy, wet snow fell overnight Monday, blanketing the county with as much as a half-foot of snow in some areas. (Roger Sims/Linn County Journal)

Update: Prairie View classes will remain cancelled for Wednesday, Jan. 10. The district administration posted on the district website that continued hazardous road conditions were the reason for the cancellation.

What some meteorologists were expecting to be a winter storm advisory turned out to bring significant snowfall, particularly across the northwest corner of Linn County.

The snowfall was uneven across the area with officials in the Mound City area reporting about an inch of snow, and Linn Valley getting as much as 4 inches. The Parker area got more than a half foot of snow.

Prairie View USD 362, Jayhawk USD 346, and Pleasanton USD 344 all cancelled classes for the day on Tuesday. Prairie View notified district patrons on Tuesday afternoon that there would be no classes on Wednesday because of hazardous road conditions in the district.

As of 9 p.m. on Tuesday, neither Jayhawk or Pleasanton districts indicated classes would be cancelled for Wednesday.

The Kansas Department of Transportation reported on Tuesday evening that most highways in the county – including U.S. Highway 69, Kansas Highway 7, K-152, K-52, and K-31 – had "seasonaly road conditions" including wet or treated surface. U.S. 69 from the intersection of K-152 north still reported some some slush or drifting snow on the road.

The forecast for Wednesday is sunny with a high of 37 degrees, which should help melt at least some of the snow.

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