KTA changes how tornado warnings are shared

Kansas Turnpike (KSN File Photo)

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – The Kansas Turnpike Authority is changing the way tornado warnings are shared.

On Tuesday night, the KTA released a series of tornado warnings that were tweeted out to nearly 12,000 followers. However, the National Weather Service said no such warnings were going on at the time.

According to KSNT News, the backlash was swift and KTA’s Twitter account manager tried to reply with explanations to appease the obvious frustration. One tweet explained that the AccuWeather forecasts are specific to KTA mile markers.

Today, the KTA put out the following statement.

KTA recognizes the confusion surrounding conflicting information from multiple weather experts. After consideration, KTA will no longer relay AccuWeather tornado warnings via text alerts or social media. This information will still be provided on KTA’s road side digital message signs.”

Learn more about KTA weather alerts here.