WICHITA, Kansas -- With the weather expected to get worse tomorrow, some people aren't taking any chances and are getting to their destinations early.
Local hotels are cashing in on the extra business.
"I was gonna come in tomorrow but came in today because of the weather," says Rupal Gor.
This winter storm has thrown a wrench in a lot of people's plans, including Rupal.
She's the promoter for the Arena Cross event this weekend at Intrust Bank Arena.
"Tomorrow is supposed to be really bad in Kansas City as well as here so I just packed up today and came in today," explains Rupal.
The Ambassador Hotel in downtown Wichita is offering special rates during this storm for Rupal and others whose jobs don't close or cancel.
"There are companies or organizations that those people have to be at work, 911 operators? You gotta have a 911 operator. So they need to be really close," explains the Ambassador Hotel's Michael Frimel.
"I'm so glad because I was actually stressing about driving here. Even tomorrow in the snow and on the way in Kansas City it was pretty decent and coming in to Wichita wasn't too bad either," says Rupal.
With a restaurant to cook their meals and a comfortable, warm place to get some sleep.
They can get back to work and conquer another day.
"It does provide people with a safer haven than being out on the streets this time of year. We don't know what the weather's gonna do, we don't know the ice and amount of snow we're gonna have. The precaution I think is worth a lot," says Frimel.
We called around to other hotels in the downtown area.
Both the Hyatt Regency and the Drury Plaza Hotel are nearly booked with people either coming in early to avoid driving Thursday, or by people who didn't want to drive Wednesday night.