by Heather Williams
KWCH 12 Eyewitness News
3:51 PM CST, February 20, 2013
As road conditions continue to deteriorate, the Kansas Department of Transportation is keeping a close eye on things. FactFinder 12 asked how they come to the decision of when the close roads, especially a large interstate like I-70.
A K-DOT spokesperson tells us that several factors go into making the decision and the condition of the road is just part of it. They also take into account hotel accommodations along the highway. Since there are not a lot of large towns with hundreds of hotel rooms along I-70, the interstate is often closed to keep travelers from getting stranded.
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