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Icy roads sent vehicles sliding
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The Ellinwood Police Department posted this weather photo on its Facebook page last Friday, with a warning for motorists to use caution.

With snow blowing across the highways early Monday, the Barton County Sheriff’s Office and Great Bend Police Department responded to several non-injury crashes and vehicles that went off the road.
Non-injury crashes were reported to the BCSO at 4:54 a.m. on K-96 near Albert, and at 5:38 a.m. in the 400 block of K-96, Great Bend.
Two vehicles went in the ditch near Fort Zarah, 330 East U.S. 56, around 6:50 a.m. There was no damage; both vehicles were towed back onto the roadway.
Another crash was reported at 10:52 a.m. on NE K-156 and NE 80 Road.
In Great Bend, there was a non-injury crash at 7:50 a.m. near Acme Scrap Inc., 700 Frey St.
There were reports of vehicles stuck in the roadway throughout the day: at 10th and Main, 8th and Washington, and the 1500 block of Washington. A stalled semi at 10th St. and the U.S. 281 Bypass was towed shortly before 11 p.m.
At 12:52 p.m., a vehicle slid on the ice approaching 10th and McKinley and struck a vehicle that was stopped at the traffic light.
At 1:28 p.m. a vehicle slid on ice at 17th and Polk and collided with a second vehicle.
At 2:15 p.m. a westbound vehicle on 18th St. slid on the ice through Main and struck a vehicle that was northbound on Main.