A wall of dust moving east from 13 miles S of Sharon Springs at the Wallace/Greeley county line at 10:30a.m. Wednesday-photo courtesy National Weather Service Goodland
Multiple roads closed in western Kansas due to winds, low visibility and crashes
The Kansas Department of Transportation has closed multiple roads in western Kansas, including I-70 from the Colorado state line to Russell, because of low visibility from blowing dust and crashes blocking the roadways. As of about 1:50 p.m. (subject to change) closures include:In northwest Kansas:I-70 in BOTH DIRECTIONS from the Colorado state line to Russell.ALL state routes in the following counties: Cheyenne, Decatur, Gove, Logan, Rawlins, Sheridan, Sherman, Thomas and Wallace.In southwest Kansas:The KHP has closed U.S. 54 at milepost 33 about three miles east of Plains in Meade County due to low visibility.All highways out of Ulysses closed due to blowing dirt – includes U.S. 160 east and west as well as K-27 north and south.K-25 is closed at milepost 38 in Grant County, from the Stevens/Grant county line north to Ulysses due to traffic crash.K-25 is closed in the city of Lakin due to debris on the highway.U.S. 83 is closed about seven miles south of Garden City due to downed power line.K-96 from the Colorado state line to K-27 at Tribune is closed.U.S. 50 from K-27 to K-25 is closed.More closures are occurring as the afternoon progresses. For up-to-date information on road closures and road conditions, visit www.kandrive.org, or call 511 in Kansas or 866-511-5368 outside Kansas.