Wichita area handled the snowstorm relatively well

Driving on snow-packed streets and highways Thursday was no one’s idea of fun, but the thunder that accompanied the storm won’t be soon forgotten and the sledding was great. All in all, the system for predicting and coping with more than a foot of snow worked as intended – meteorologists warned the public, crews treated and plowed the roadways, school districts and businesses closed, and many people stayed home and safe. Special thanks are due those who did the work that had to be done to clear streets, respond to emergencies, and tend to the sick and the frail elderly despite the storm.