Driver injured in I-435 crash

A driver crashed on I-435 northbound near Woodend Road after his tire lost tread.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol trooper’s report, a 2000 GMC pickup truck was northbound on I-435 about 2:40 p.m. Thursday, March 10, when the driver’s side rear tire lost tread.

The driver lost control, the truck went down an embankment, striking a tree, the trooper’s report stated.

The driver, a 25-year-old man from Paola, Kan., was injured and taken to a hospital, the report said.

Sunny weather today, rain possible tonight

Skies will be sunny with a high near 69 today, according to the National Weather Service.

Tonight, there is a 60 percent chance of showers, mainly after 3 a.m., the weather service said. The low will be around 53.

Saturday, there is a 50 percent chance of showers. The high will be near 67, according to the weather service.

The isolated thunderstorms that are possible Saturday afternoon through Sunday night are not expected to be severe weather, according to the weather service. Rainfall is expected to average a quarter of an inch.

Saturday night, there is a 40 percent chance of showers with a low of 54, the weather service said.

Sunday, the chance of rain is 60 percent, according to the weather service. The high will be near 70.

Sunday night, it will be mostly cloudy with a low of 51, according to the weather service.

Monday, the high will be near 75 with mostly sunny skies, the weather service said.

Residents provide information about stormwater problems at meeting

Residents viewed maps at a neighborhood stormwater meeting on Wednesday evening at the West Wyandotte Library, 1737 N. 82nd St., Kansas City, Kan. The residents filled out forms about stormwater problems in their area, which was between 81st and 85th streets, from Parallel Parkway to Georgia Avenue. John Menkhus, with the Unified Government’s engineering department, said there were some potential storm sewer issues in the area, and a study will look at the issues and estimate costs. Doug Carpenter with GBA Architects and Engineers said a preliminary engineering study is planned. Menkhus said a couple of these projects are being done each year. Another neighborhood meeting took place around 29th and Ohio. At the end of March, a study is expected to start in the Stony Point neighborhood. The meeting was coordinated by the Unified Government Public Works Department. (Staff photo)
Residents viewed maps at a neighborhood stormwater meeting on Wednesday evening at the West Wyandotte Library, 1737 N. 82nd St., Kansas City, Kan. The residents filled out forms about stormwater problems in their area, which was between 81st and 85th streets, from Parallel Parkway to Georgia Avenue. John Menkhus, with the Unified Government’s engineering department, said there were some potential storm sewer issues in the area, and a study will look at the issues and estimate costs. Doug Carpenter with GBA Architects and Engineers said a preliminary engineering study is planned. Menkhus said a couple of these projects are being done each year. Another neighborhood meeting took place around 29th and Ohio. At the end of March, a study is expected to start in the Stony Point neighborhood. The meeting was coordinated by the Unified Government Public Works Department. (Staff photo)