Archive for Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Kansas closes roads because of storm

December 19, 2012


TOPEKA — Portions of two major highways in northwestern Kansas have been closed because of hazardous winter weather conditions.

A powerful storm moving out of the Rockies on Wednesday created near blizzard conditions in portions of the state. Transportation officials closed sections of Interstate 70 and U.S. 36. Blowing snow also contributed to a crash that closed Kansas 96 between Tribune and Leoti.

At least two school districts canceled Wednesday classes ahead of the storm. In Goodland, the National Weather Service predicted just 1 to 3 inches of snow from Interstate 70 south, with slightly higher amounts near the Nebraska border. But forecasters warned that wind gusts of up to 50 mph would make travel difficult.

Snow is expected to spread eastward, reaching Topeka and Lawrence late Wednesday before ending early Thursday.


Agnostick 1 year, 3 months ago

Furthermore, it doesn't hurt to wait a while for the sun to come out, and the road crews to finish their work. Thanks to all our road crews, law enforecment and safety folks doing their jobs today.


Richard Payton 1 year, 3 months ago

Part of I-29 North was closed today. In Kansas City the eastbound ramp to I-435 on I-35 headed south was closed.


Pal 1 year, 3 months ago

I love SUVs!

Howz those greenie cars working today? Like the Priuses's and Smart'y pants snow pups?


tange 1 year, 3 months ago

I really love snow.

/ but, then, I'm a lover


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