Ice Storm Turn’s Wichita, KS Morning Commute Into A Nightmare – 10/27/2020

A large winter weather system moving through the southern Plains is blanketing multiple states in ice. The massive ice storm hammering Oklahoma stretched into southern Kansas just in time for the morning commute leading to dozens of crashes and closures of major highways in Greater Wichita. Up to 0.20″ of ice was measured around Wichita as a mixture of sleet and freezing rain fell through the morning.

Shot Description

Clip 1: POV driving shot passing KDOT highway sign warning drivers of icy roads.

Clips 2-10: Shots of a four-car crash on a bridge in west Wichita involving three pickups and a car. This crash closed westbound Kellogg (US 400/US-54) for a couple hours during the morning commute. Includes POV shots approaching wreck, as well as different zooms of the heavily damaged vehicles involved.

Clips 11-13: Police on scene of an SUV that spun around into the ditch off I-235, the woman drive runhurt and getting into her truck while waiting a tow.

Clips 14-16: Police on scene of a white car the spun off I-235 and into a tree.

Clips 17-19: SUV spun out into the median and a jeep strapping it up with a tow rope and pulling it back onto the highway.

Clips 20-21: Car in the median at the junction of I-235 and Kellogg.

Clips 22-23: Beige pickup with damaged front end after sliding into bridge barrier.

Clips 24-25: Red car spun well off into the ditch of the side of the highway.

Clips 26-27: KDOT sign warning drivers of closed highway due to crash.

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