Kansas Turnpike Authority officials temporarily closed a portion of the Turnpike near Wellington for three hours Sunday because they feared hazardous chemicals had been spilled on the roadway.
The liquid turned out to be water, officials said Sunday evening.
A hazardous chemical spill was reported at noon Sunday near milepost 7, about 12 miles south of Wellington, a dispatcher said.
Northbound lanes were closed and traffic rerouted onto U.S. 166. The Turnpike was reopened to traffic shortly after 3 p.m.
Quaker-based school plans open house
Wichita Friends School is offering an open house from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday as part of its pre-enrollment session for next school year.
The Quaker-based elementary school at 14700 W. Kellogg is one of 86 Friends Schools in the country.
Tickets on sale for masquerade ball
Tickets are on sale for the second annual Black and White Masquerade Ball and Silent Auction, set for 7 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Beech Activity Center, 9710 E. Central.
Sponsored by the Wichita Alumni chapter of the National Pan-Hellenic Council, the ball showcases African-American fraternities and sororities. Tickets are $25 per person or $200 for a table for eight. For more information or reservations, call Frankie M. Brown, chairman of the ball, at 316-978-3540 or Leah George, NPHC president, at 316-636-8237.