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Patchy dense fog has settled across parts of the KVOE listening area.


Dense fog advisories continue for Lyon and Osage counties until 11 am, an extension from the original 8 am expiration time, and for Chase and Greenwood counties until 11 am. Concerns continue about freezing fog with temperatures in the low 20s, although Lyon County is reporting seasonal driving conditions for highway travel. In Emporia, street conditions vary from seasonal for major arterial streets to icy for side streets, intersections and elevated surfaces.

Most neighboring counties are reporting more issues with the density of the fog -- well below a quarter-mile in some locations -- than they have so far with icing. However, slick driving and walking conditions can be expected areawide until temperatures climb above freezing.

The potential for travel hazards prompted some schedule adjustments. Click here for the current list.

Drivers are urged to slow down, use low-beam headlights and increase the driving distance between vehicles until the fog begins clearing Monday morning.

If you have schedule adjustments to report, whether they are closings, cancellations, postponements or delays, call KVOE at 620-342-1400. You can also:

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9 pm Sunday: Dense fog advisories for Lyon, most surrounding counties; freezing fog possible overnight

After spotty freezing drizzle for much of Sunday afternoon and evening, freezing fog is possible through the overnight hours and the morning commute.


The National Weather Service has issued dense fog advisories for Lyon, Chase, Coffey, Greenwood and Osage counties until 8 am Monday. Patchy dense fog is expected after Sunday's high temperatures above freezing dip below 32 degrees. Recent snowpack, albeit thin, and a moist atmosphere are contributing factors.

Visibility will be under a quarter-mile at times. The subfreezing temperatures overnight will lead to slick spots on streets, intersections, elevated surfaces, sidewalks and parking lots. Drivers will need to be cautious until the fog clears by mid-morning Monday.

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6:30 pm Sunday: Freezing drizzle leading to spotty travel issues; freezing fog possible later

Driving conditions had improved for much of Sunday after wintry precipitation Friday and light to moderate snowfall Saturday. All that changed after freezing drizzle developed across much of the KVOE listening area Sunday afternoon.

The Kansas Turnpike has reported numerous slideoff crashes from terminal to terminal since the freezing precipitation began after 2 pm. No injuries have been reported in Lyon, Chase or Osage counties, but the KTA is asking drivers to take extra care through the evening hours -- especially southbound travelers -- with traffic increasing after the Kansas City Chiefs’ 51-31 playoff win over the Houston Texans.

Areawide, slick conditions are spotty -- but more prevalent north of Lyon County’s Road 240 according to County Engineer Chip Woods. Emergency crews from Emporia, Miller and Reading were originally called out to a reported injury crash in the 1800 block of US Highway 56 after 4 pm, but no hospital transports have been confirmed.

Road crews are treating roads and have been since mid-afternoon Sunday.

Winter weather advisories continue for Lyon and all surrounding counties until 8 pm Sunday. The National Weather Service says freezing fog may develop across the area overnight, so travel concerns may persist into early Monday.

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4:30 pm Sunday: Freezing drizzle risk triggers winter weather advisories for Lyon, most surrounding counties

The possibility of freezing drizzle has prompted the National Weather Service to issue winter weather advisories for much of the KVOE listening area.

Lyon, Coffey and Osage counties are in an advisory until 8 pm. Morris and Wabaunsee counties are in a separate advisory until 6 pm.

Slippery road conditions are now possible in the warned counties. Drivers are urged to be cautious through the evening hours.

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