Update: Roads in Salina have reopened after a few minor accidents.
The major trouble spot was the I-70 and I-135 interchange. Ramps had to closed after several semi slide offs. The slide offs backed up traffic in the area for some time.
Crews also closed westbound I-70 exit to Ohio Street because of stalled vehicles. There are no injuries reported.
As of 1 p.m., Salina has received about 10 inches of snow.
Update: Roads are covered with snow in Salina. Eyewitness News Reporter Sam Anderson is following the roadways there. She says she saw some plows out and about.
I-70 was also snow-packed in her area and visibility was very low.
Trooper J.L. Riedel with the Kansas Highway Patrol tweeted a photo of a passenger bus slideoff along I-135 in Saline County. No one was hurt in that crash.
Thankfully, no major accidents have been reported.
Right along the I-70 corridor near Salina there’s already snow on the ground. That’s where some of the heaviest snow is expected to fall.
That’s where our own Jim Grawe went this evening, trying to find motorists stopping briefly to take a break and listen to the latest forecast before quickly heading out to stay ahead of the storm.
Meanwhile, Salina residents have been stocking up on food and other necessities.