SLIDESHOW: Snow storm slams campus, midwest

Regina Budden

Cars slid through the streets and truck drivers kicked into four-wheel drive yesterday after the predicted nine inches of snow blanketed Topeka.

The beautiful white flakes started Sunday evening and didn’t stop until late Monday night, sending down a flurry that had delivery pizza drivers headed all over town as hungry people avoided the cold slush in the streets.

School district 501 cancelled all classes for the day, and Washburn University and the Washburn Institute of Technology closed their doors at 3:30, shutting down “except for essential personnel.” Both reopened today to business as usual.

Since the snow has stopped, the Topeka city ordinance has taken effect dictating that anyone whose property is crossed by a sidewalk must have it cleared by midnight.