Kansas slowly digs out from heavy snow, cold

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas residents began the slow process of digging out from a thick blanket of snow, leaving behind closed schools, slick streets and bitter temperatures.

 

The snow had stopped falling by early Tuesday as the storm moved toward the New England states. The National Weather Service said snowfall totals included 9 inches in Wichita and more than a foot in Topeka and surrounding cities.

Temperatures for Wednesday were forecast to stay under 10 degrees for much of the state, accompanied by wind chills well below zero.

Gov. Sam Brownback, who took to a snow plow during the storm Tuesday, closed state government for a second day. Most schools and universities also remained closed on Tuesday.

 

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