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Kansas Winter Road Hazards Most Dangerous Weather Threat

More than 300 people have died in Kansas since 1996 on icy winter highways. (File photo of Kansas Turnpike sign by J. Schafer)

Winter weather is on the way and the National Weather Service is reminding drivers to take precautions. Many people believe that tornadoes are the most dangerous weather hazard in Kansas, but meteorologists Chad Omitt, with the National Weather Service office in Topeka, says that's not true.

The weather service reminds drivers to slow down, allow plenty of extra distance between vehicles and to go easy on the brakes in slick and wintry road conditions. The weather service is predicting late night temperatures in the teens late next week with a chance for ice and snow.

Find more tips on safe winter driving at the NWS Topeka website.

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