The Kansas Department of Transportation is committed to keeping the highways cleared when inclement weather impacts the state, but staffing shortages continue to affect the agency with not enough snowplow operators in many areas. These ongoing shortages could affect KDOT’s ability to clear snow and ice from highways in a timely manner. The agency is about 24% short of snowplow operators needed to be fully staffed in offices across the state. Salt, sand and other materials are fully stocked, and pre-maintenance work on snowplows and other equipment is complete.