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Prepare for winter driving

When I think about the perils associated with winter travel, I think about my dad’s simple, but sound advice, “Stay off the roads.”
Dad has lived by this creed for more than 70 years in northwestern Kansas. He’s seen his share of blowing and drifting snow. When he talks about western Kansas blizzards, the years of ’31 and ’57 are singled out.
The ’31 blizzard hit on April Fool’s Day and killed hundreds of cattle. One of Dad’s neighbors lost 80 head of cattle in a pasture less than a quarter mile west of their small ...

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