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I-70 back open in western Kansas

Semis backed up in Hays, Kan. due to wintry weather conditions in Colorado.
Semis backed up in Hays, Kan. due to wintry weather conditions in Colorado.(Matt McCune/KWCH)
Published: Mar. 15, 2021 at 12:08 PM CDT
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HAYS, Kan. (KWCH) - Update: I-70 is back open in western Kansas. The Kansas Department of Transportation closed down the highway Sunday afternoon as road conditions deteriorated in Colorado and truck parking became limited heading west.

Storm Team 12 Storm Chaser Matt McCune captured photos and video of the backup.

The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) has closed I-70 to Hays due to wintry weather to the west.

KDOT says the conditions in Colorado have led to the road closures which now includes US-36 at St. Francis.

Trooper Tod Hileman said in a post on Facebook that if you are a local resident and need to get to or from work on the highways, call the KHP office in Hays at 785-625-3518 or dial *47 and they can direct you.

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