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Drifting snow hinders travel, deliveries
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A motorist was taken to Great Bend Regional Hospital on Thursday after the car she was driving slid off of West Barton County Road, around 12:45 p.m.
This week’s snow storm caused Great Bend schools to cancel classes for two days, blocked roads and left more than one person stranded. The Great Bend Tribune went to press early Tuesday and Wednesday, but not all carriers were able to deliver newspapers Wednesday morning.
By Thursday, Great Bend students were back in school. Classes started one or two hours late at some area schools.
Businesses reported some deliveries had been delayed by the storm.
The Barton County Sheriff’s Office continued to monitor the weather.
Bissell’s Point Road (NW 30 Road) was impassable for part of Tuesday night due to snow; at 9:48 p.m. a patrol unit reported 2-3-foot drifts from NE 30 Ave. to K-156. A motorist delivering the Tribune and driving a Chevrolet Uplander got stuck around 1:15 a.m. Wednesday on NW 30 Road near NW 10 Ave.
Another motorist, driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee, reported getting stuck in a ditch shortly after 1 a.m. Wednesday in the 200 block of East Barton County Road, within walking distance of his home, while a motorist in a Dodge Ram 50 pickup was stranded around 12:14 a.m. on a dirt road (NE 20 Road) just off U.S. 281.
A motorist who was eastbound  in the 1100 block of West Barton County Road slid into a tree at 12:38 p.m. Wednesday.
Another slide-off was reported at 7:06 a.m. Thursday on NW 110 Ave. and West Barton County Road, and a car hit a light pole at 6:49 a.m. on U.S. 281 and NE 30 Road.
At 6:49 a.m. Thursday, the BSCO also received a report of a car in the ditch and a semi on the side of the road just west of the intersection of Railroad Ave. and SW 10 Ave.
Earlier reports from the BCSO can be found in “On the Record.”