Fog shrouds Wichita metropolitan area

02/08/2013 9:15 AM

02/08/2013 9:15 AM

Thick fog blanketed southern Kansas on Friday morning, reducing visibility during the morning commute in Wichita to a quarter-mile, officials said.

Visibility was down to a tenth of a mile in portions of the metropolitan area shortly after 8 a.m., authorities said. But no accidents had occurred due to the fog as of 8:30 a.m., a Sedgwick County dispatch supervisor said.

The fog was on the leading edge of clouds moving west through the area, National Weather Service meteorologist Jerilyn Billings said.

“It’s going to be with us for a little while,” Billings said.

Visibility was about an eighth of a mile in Hutchinson as of about 8:30 a.m., she said. The fog may not lift until late morning, she said.

Motorists were being advised to travel with caution through the area.

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