(WICHITA, Kan.) — State officials are reminding drivers about public storm shelters along the Kansas Turnpike.
There are nearly 30 available to drivers along the Turnpike. Most of them are in the restrooms of service area.
Smaller shelters are also available at the turnpike toll plazas. More than 20 people can fit comfortably in the smallest shelters-- more if circumstances require it.
There are no storm shelters along I-70 or any highways controlled by the Kansas Department of Transportation.
According to the National Weather Service:
Vehicles are extremely risky in a tornado. There is no safe option when caught in a tornado in a car, just slightly less-dangerous ones.
If the tornado is visible, far away, and the traffic is light, you may be able to drive out of its path by moving at right angles to the tornado.