Archive for Friday, April 15, 2011

April blizzard hits northwestern Kansas, temporarily closes I-70 from Hays to Colorado border

April 15, 2011, 8:38 a.m. Updated April 15, 2011, 10:29 a.m.

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— U.S. Interstate 70 in western Kansas was closed Friday morning after a storm battered the area with snow and high winds.

The Transportation Department says the highway reopened in both directions about noon. It had been closed from Hays to the Colorado border earlier Friday because of hazardous driving conditions.

Up to five inches of snow had fallen in that area and 50 mile-per-hour winds were reported.

There were no reports of major damage or injuries from the storm.

Comments

flux 4 years ago

That would be a snownado Dillon

douglas6280 4 years ago

Global warming er climate change at work again.

hujiko 4 years ago

Yeah, because weather and climate are the same thing.

Go back to school.

DillonBarnes 4 years ago

Global warming means more moisture evaporates into the atmosphere, hence, more precipitation. Precipitation, whether it be snow or rain is right in line with the climate change theory. Just because the temperature of earth is warming, doesn't mean we loose all snow.

jhawkinsf 4 years ago

I'm surprised no one has blamed Brownback, Obama, Koch brothers, the Russians, etc.

matahari 4 years ago

Here's my theory...they seed the clouds (or do something) to bring all pollutants down from the air so the satellites stay in working order to keep you and me online.

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