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KPR Web Operations Monday, January 10th

Additional snowfall -- and the blowing and drifting of snow -- can be expected across eastern Kansas into the night (MON). That's according to Matt Wolters (Walters), with the National Weather Service in Topeka. A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for the entire state. And while no major highways are closed, most roads are at least partially snowpacked or covered with ice.

KPR Web Operations Monday, January 10th

Officials at the Kansas Department of Transportation say the storm today is getting trucks out to deal with snow on the roads.Kim Qualls of KDOT says plows have been out all night, but highways are still hazardous and drivers should be careful.KDOT officials say no highways have closed in Kansas. But they say that could change when winds pick up and start blowing newly fallen snow across the state’s roadways.

KPR Web Operations Monday, January 10th

The Chiefs crumbled after the first quarter yesterday (SUN) and their season came to a close with a playoff loss to the Baltimore Ravens. After a 7-3 lead, the Chiefs gave up 27 unanswered points in their 30-7 loss. Kansas Public Radio's Greg Echlin has more.

KPR Web Operations Friday, January 7th

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KPR Web Operations Friday, January 7th

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks are issuing revised fish consumption advisories for 2011, which identify types for fish that should be eaten in limited quantities or avoided altogether because of contamination. Kristi Pankratz is a spokesperson for KDHE. Information about the revised advisories, including fish that should be avoided based on where they are caught, can be found at kdheks.gov.

KPR Web Operations Friday, January 7th

If you eat fish that's been caught in some parts of Kansas, you should probably check the new Fish Consumption Advisories issued by the state. Kristi Pankratz is with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. The advisories are based on mercury and other chemical levels in all forms of aquatic life. The advisories can be found on KDHE's web site, kdheks.gov.

KPR Web Operations Friday, January 7th

When a bridge is replaced, the old structure is usually torn down and sent to the scrap heap. But the Kansas Department of Transportation is hoping that the Amelia Earhart Memorial Bridge in Atchison will not meet that fate. KDOT's Kim Qualls says proposals are now being sought from those who might want to relocate the historic structure.The process is certain to be an expensive one, so 200-thousand dollars in federal highway money is available to help with relocation expenses. Complete information is available at the KDOT website, www-dot-k-s-d-o-t-dot-org. Interested parties can also...

KPR Web Operations Friday, January 7th

A new bridge over the Missouri River at Atchison is under construction and will replace the Amelia Earhart Memorial Bridge. But not only will the Memorial Bridge not be demolished, it is eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places. A new home for the bridge is now being sought. Kim Qualls is with the Kansas Department of Transportation.For groups or other entities that might be interested, detailed information is available on the KDOT website, www-dot-k-s-d-o-t-dot-org. Sealed proposals for relocating the bridge will be accepted until 5 pm on Friday, April 1st.

KPR Web Operations Thursday, January 6th

The first significant snowfall of the season is expected across northeast Kansas as early as Saturday night or Sunday. Kyle Poage (rhymes with rogue) is with the National Weather Service in Topeka. Along with the snow, Poage says much cooler temperatures are also expected, with highs only in the teens early next week.

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