The Kansas Highway Patrol is preparing for the impending winter storm that will be affecting Kansas roadway. Due to the predicted winter weather, the Kansas Highway Patrol will be towing abandoned vehicles from the shoulders of the interstates and highways in Shawnee County and the counties surrounding Shawnee County.
The removal of abandoned vehicles will begin tomorrow at noon, December 31st. Abandoned vehicles inhibit KDOT’s ability to completely clear the roadway of snow. Towing the vehicles will assist the KDOT in the snow removal process. Troopers and Motorist Assist Technicians will continue to remove vehicles from the roadways until KDOT has completed their snow removal process.
Motorists whose vehicles have been removed from the roadways can call *47 to speak with Kansas Highway Patrol Communications to determine where their vehicle was towed. The towing of vehicles will be at the owner’s expense.