Law enforcement agencies spent much of Monday morning responding to crashes and slide-offs on slick roads in the Topeka vicinity.
Among the crashes were:
— A noninjury collision reported at 7:50 a.m. at S.W. 21st and Hope.
— A crash reported at 7:45 a.m. on westbound Interstate 470 between S.W. Topeka Boulevard and S.W. Burlingame Road. At least one of the vehicles came to rest in the median. It wasn’t immediately known whether any injuries resulted.
— An injury crash reported about 7:45 a.m. on westbound I-470 just north of S.W. 21st Street. A silver car with heavy front-end damage came to rest facing northwest in the median. There was no immediate report on injuries.
— A noninjury crash reported at 7:41 a.m. on eastbound I-470 just north of the S.W. 21st Street exit. A blue Toyota pickup truck slid off the highway, entered a grassy area on the west side of the roadway and rolled over, coming to rest on its driver’s side near a highway sign. Topeka police said the driver was wearing a seat belt and wasn’t injured.
— A two-vehicle injury crash reported at 7:14 a.m. just west of S.W. University Boulevard and Topeka Boulevard. One of the people injured in the crash was reported to be pregnant.
— A crash reported at 6:42 a.m. near K-63 highway and Jeffrey Road, about a mile south of the Jeffrey Energy Center in Pottawatomie County.
— A crash reported at 6:30 a.m. in the 8400 block of S.W. US-75 highway in the southbound lanes, just south of Topeka. Southbound traffic on US-75 was reported to have been shut down at S.W. 77th Street as of 6:45 a.m. while crews cleared the scene.
The temperature was 25 degrees at 7 a.m. Monday in Topeka, contributing to frost-covered and icy driving conditions in some areas.
By 11 a.m., the Topeka temperature had risen to 38 degrees. Afternoon highs were expected to reach the lower 50s.
Topeka police were in walk-in reporting phase until about noon.