December 20, 2012
A semi truck ended up facing the wrong way on a ramp between Shawnee Mission Parkway and Kansas Highway 7 on Thursday morning after the brake line on the semi broke, which locked the brakes up and caused the truck to slide on the snow-covered roadway. According to Shawnee Police Capt. Dan Tennis, officers responded to numerous "slide-offs with no damage" following the overnight rain and snow. Only about five accidents with damage had been reported by midday, though Tennis said it seemed "heck of a lot busier than that." It was a "brutal morning for officers," he said, adding that, "dealing with the wind and blowing snow takes its toll on them, too."