COVID-19 strikes KDOT as winter moves into state


The timing couldn't be any worse for the state's Transportation Department.

As winter season moves into Kansas, transportation officials are grappling with a rapid rise in COVID-19 cases among the workers it counts on to keep roadways clear.

Mirroring what's been seen across Kansas with the soaring number of COVID-19 cases, there's been a surging number at the Kansas Department of Transportation, as well.

KDOT reports there are 77 people in its field offices who would typically plow roads or keep trucks running either out with COVID-19 or in quarantine.

Overall, the agency . . .


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