Vehicle overturns, injuring driver

A vehicle overturned at 7:17 p.m. March 31, injuring a driver, according to a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper’s report.

A 1995 GMC Sierra was northbound on U.S. 24, just south of Elizabeth Avenue in Wyandotte County, when it crossed onto the median, through southbound lanes of traffic.

The Sierra then left the road to the west, struck a large Kansas Department of Transportation sign and overturned, according to the trooper’s report.

The driver of the Sierra, a 26-year-old man from Basehor, Kan., was injured and taken to a Kansas City, Kan., hospital, according to the report.

Cool, partly sunny day to be followed by night-time storms

Severe weather risk Tuesday (National Weather Service graphic)

Tuesday’s weather will be partly sunny, with a high near 55 – a 20-degree drop in temperatures from Monday.

Winds will be around 6 mph, according to the National Weather Service.

Tonight, there is an 80-degree chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 a.m.

Some of the storms could be severe, with large hail the main threat, the weather service said.

Thunderstorms continue in the Wednesday and Thursday forecasts.

Thunderstorms may redevelop Wednesday evening. The main threats for the Wednesday evening and Wednesday night thunderstorms will be large hail, damaging winds, flash flooding and perhaps an isolated tornado, the weather service said.


Wednesday’s severe weather risk (National Weather Service)

Bridge repair project rescheduled for Wednesday

A bridge repair project over I-70 originally supposed to start Monday has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 2, weather permitting.

According to the Kansas Department of Transportation, northbound and southbound 134th Street from Kansas Avenue to Riverview Avenue will be closed to all traffic for bridge construction work from 8 a.m. Wednesday, April 2, through 6 p.m. Friday, April 4, and again from 8 a.m. Monday, April 7, through 6 p.m. Friday, April 11.

The road will be closed 24/7, according to KDOT.

Drivers are asked to find alternate routes during the roadway closure. Also , they are asked to slow down around the construction area.