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Most major highways in southwestern Kansas now open

December 20, 2011

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— Most of the major highways in southwestern Kansas have reopened after a winter storm closed them temporarily.

The Kansas Department of Transportation says U.S. Highways 50, 54 and 83 all were open to traffic again by Tuesday afternoon.

But KDOT cautions that even as road conditions improve, drivers should continue being careful on bridges and overpasses that could remain slick.

The agency said only a few miles of U.S. 160 and Kansas 4 in southwestern and west-central Kansas were still closed Tuesday afternoon.

The storm dumped up to 10 inches of snow in parts of western Kansas as it moved northeastward Monday out of New Mexico.

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