Jan 14, 2020 12:39 AM

NWS: Dense fog advisories issued for our area

Posted Jan 14, 2020 12:39 AM
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Dense fog advisories have been issued for overnight for multiple counties in our area.

The National Weather Service (NWS) in Wichita has issued a dense fog advisory in effect until 9 a.m. Tuesday for the following counties in our area.

Ellsworth County

Lincoln County

Marion County

McPherson County

Saline County

Dense fog with visibility one quarter mile or less is expected. In central Kansas, slick roads and highways are likely very early Tuesday morning, especially on elevated surfaces.

When driving, slow down, use your low-beam headlights, and leave plenty of distance ahead of you. Expect longer than normal travel times.

Additionally, NWS in Hastings, Neb., has issued a dense fog advisory in effect until 3 a.m. Tuesday for the following counties in our area.

Jewell County

Mitchell County

Dense fog with visibility one quarter mile or less is expected.

Visibility will vary somewhat tonight, and dense fog will probably not occur the entire time the advisory is in effect. As drier air moves in from the west, dense fog will likely improve, but is expected to linger the longest in counties such as Jewell and Mitchell.

If driving, slow down, use your headlights, and leave plenty of distance ahead of you.

NWS in Topeka has issued a dense fog advisory in effect from 9 p.m. Monday to 10 a.m. Tuesday for Dickinson County.

Dense fog with visibility one quarter mile or less is expected.

Hazardous driving conditions due to low visibility are expected. Freezing fog may also put down a light glaze of ice on untreated surfaces. If driving, slow down, use your headlights, and leave plenty of distance ahead of you.

Additionally, NWS in Topeka has issued a dense fog advisory in effect until 6 a.m. Tuesday for the following counties in our area.

Clay County

Cloud County

Ottawa County

Republic County

Dense fog with visibility one quarter mile or less is expected.

Hazardous driving conditions due to low visibility are expected. Freezing fog may also put down a light glaze of ice on untreated surfaces. If driving, slow down, use your headlights, and leave plenty of distance ahead of you.

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Jail project financing, commission reorganization on county agenda

Bond financing for the Saline County Jail project, an emergency radio system update, and the reorganization of the Saline County Commission are among the items on the commission's agenda for Tuesday.

The first meeting is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday in room 107 of the City-County Building, 300 West Ash Street. A time for public comment is scheduled near the beginning of the meeting.

Items on the county commission agenda include the following.

Idle Fund Report -- Jim DuBois, county treasurer

Consider a request to add interest to the Sheriff's Office Drug Forfeiture Fund -- DuBois. According to information in the commission meeting packet, the county treasurer's office seeks permission to add interest to the Sheriff's Office Drug Forfeiture Fund so that the sheriff can accurately provide interest accrued information to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation annual report.

Emergency management update -- Michelle Barkley, emergency management director

Emergency radio system update -- Hannah Stambaugh, deputy county administrator

Consideration of a meeting requirement exemption for the Saline County Commission -- County Administrator Phillip Smith-Hanes. Currently, state statute requires county commission meetings twice weekly in counties with populations larger than 50,000. The Saline County Commission has been complying with the statute by having a second study session meeting after the regular televised meeting on Tuesday mornings. County staff is recommending that the commissioners adopt a charter resolution exempting Saline County from the requirements of the statute.

Reorganization of the county commission

County administrator's update -- Smith-Hanes

Commissioners comments

Executive session

In the second meeting, listed as a study session in room 107B of the City-County Building, commissioners are scheduled to have a preliminary discussion of bond financing for the Saline County Jail project with David Arteberry, Stifel Public Finance, and Mitch Walter, Gilmore Bell (30 minutes)

To view the entire meeting packet (25-page pdf), click here.