Ice and snow packed roads cause concerns

Local News

It’s been three days since Topeka received two to three inches of snow and some city streets still haven’t been fully cleared.

Along SW Kent St. and nearby roads, it looks as though the roads haven’t been touched.

However, main streets nearby are completely cleared.

Liz Ortega is worried that when student return to school on Tuesday, the roads won’t be in good enough condition to be safe.

“…there are several intersections in [my] neighborhood that I avoid until the streets are completely cleared,” said Ortega, who lives in Southwest Topeka. “…If you’re not just creeping along you will slide right into Fairlawn road.”

Ortega says it is frustrating that she is required to keep her sidewalk cleared within 48 hours, but streets in her neighborhood still have not been cleared. 

KSNT News reached out to city leaders to get their comments, many did not get back or didn’t want to comment.

The City of Topeka’s media relations director referred their website for their policies.

Click HERE for their website.

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