Winter Storm Octavia Rolls Through Region

Monday, February 16, 2015
Roads are expected to remain ice and snow covered from winter storm Octavia for the next several days, hampering driving conditions.

Winter storm Octavia roared out of the plains states Sunday night, leaving much of the heartland under a layer of ice and snow. The storm is being blamed for one death in Kansas so far, and is expected to compound matters for much of the country still digging out from winter storm Neptune.

All of Clay County, and surrounding areas, was covered with sleet by early Monday morning, followed by a layer of snow. The precipitation was forecast to end by late in the day on Monday; although a Siberian frontal system is expected to push temperatures to below zero behind the storm system.

The storm has also forced the postponement of the 3A-3 district basketball tournament at Manila, as they will move their games back a day. The Mohawk girls were slated to play at 4 p.m. and the boys at 8:30 tonight, Monday, Feb. 16, but those games will now be played on Tuesday--weather permitting. As a result, the Tuesday games will be played Thursday and the Wednesday games will be played on Friday at Manila High School, again weather permitting. Any additional changes will be posted to this website, and our facebook page.

Complete and comprehensive watches, warnings and weather information may always be found on and more on winter storm Octavia may be found in the Feb. 18, print edition of the CCTD.

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