Snow is on the way; here’s how to track Lawrence snow plows

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Winter weather is headed toward Lawrence and the rest of northeast Kansas.

Snow is likely to begin Tuesday night, get heavier around midnight and continue through late Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service in Topeka.

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Douglas County could see anywhere from 3 to 7 inches of snow accumulation Tuesday night through Wednesday, according to the NWS’ Tuesday afternoon forecast. Wind chills could reach -10° Thursday morning, and a winter weather warning is in effect through noon Thursday.

Road conditions will likely be slippery, so those who need to travel should be very cautious and allow extra time to get around.

The City of Lawrence has a map online to see where snow plows are and to get a look at snapshots from traffic cameras. Get a glimpse of the map below or find the full-size map at this link.

Priority roads are treated first — those are depicted in blue on the map — and residential roadways come after that, and after snow accumulations reach 2 inches or more or there is icing. Find more information from the city here.

The Lawrence, Eudora and Baldwin school districts and the University of Kansas have announced that school and classes are canceled for Wednesday. Some morning Parks and Recreation classes and programs have been canceled; find updates here.

The Lawrence winter shelter will be open at the Community Building, 115 W. 11th St., until 9 a.m. Wednesday, and then the building will open for the day.

“All normal rec center rules will be in place and shelter items will be stored away so there will not be additional food. We will open early tomorrow (Wednesday) night as well so there will be consistent access to the building throughout the day,” according to a Facebook post from the shelter. “This will continue until Friday morning when we will return to our normal check out schedule.”

Keep up with the latest from the National Weather Service at this link. The NWS is also on Twitter and Facebook.

Local information is also available via Douglas County Emergency Management on Twitter and Facebook.

Here’s a Tuesday afternoon update from the NWS:

NWSupdate

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