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Ice, accidents close 40 miles of Interstate 70 in western Kansas

December 3, 2011

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— Kansas highway officials have closed about a 40-mile stretch of U.S. Interstate 70 in western Kansas because of icy conditions.

The Kansas Department of Transportation said Saturday that east and westbound lanes of I-70 from the Colorado border to Colby were closed Saturday because of the ice and snow that led let to multiple accidents.

KDOT said Kansas Highway 24 was also closed.

The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for the area and said up to 8 inches of snow was forecast for later Saturday in the northwest section of the state.

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