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Winter warnings for Great Bend
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Traffic is slow on 10th Street Friday morning due to ice and snow. A winter storm moved into the area on Thursday afternoon making traveling for Thanksgiving dangerous.

A winter storm hit Great Bend Thursday afternoon and continuing throughout the weekend.
According to the Barton County Sheriff’s Office, the weather caused a few non-injury accidents and a few vehicles sliding off the road way.
“Take extra time and don’t travel if you don’t need to,” Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.
City crews were out on Thursday around 4:30 p.m. to start treating the roads. They stayed out until midnight, and were back out at 7 a.m. on Friday morning. The crews put salt and sand down at major intersections to help with traction.
“With temperatures as low as they are, the salt melts the ice but it refreezes as soon as it melts. The sand and salt in mainly for traction,” City Street Superintendent Mike Crawford said.
He went on to say that if you do have to travel leave early, take your time, watch the vehicle in front of you and make sure you have a blanket and other supplies in the vehicle in case of a breakdown or being stranded.
According to the National Weather service, Barton County and surrounding communities are under a winter storm warning that stays in effect through Friday night.
On Saturday there is a chance of sleet before noon, then a chance of freezing rain. On Sunday there is a chance of drizzle or freezing rain before noon, then a chance of rain or freezing rain. The same on Monday. Monday night will be Partly cloudy, with a low around 23.