Kansas transportation officials have reopened almost 200 miles of Interstate 70 in western and central Kansas that had been closed because of a winter storm.
The Department of Transportation closed I-70 from its junction with I-135 in Salina all the way west to Colby. KDOT also closed a 50-mile section of U.S. 54 in southwest Kansas, from the Pratt-Kiowa county border west to Minneola in Clark County. In addition, a stretch of U.S. 400 was closed between Greensburg and Dodge City. The Kansas Turnpike Authority also encouraged people to stay off the turnpike on the entire route from Oklahoma to Kansas City.
All of the roads are open again.
According to the Saline County Emergency Management Office, some progress is being made in clearing some of the major roadways in the County and the City of Salina; however roads are still snow packed and icy. Officials are advising against any unnecessary travel.
Emergency responders are continuing to respond to calls, but driving conditions and other drivers on the road can make that response more hazardous. If you do not have an emergency or urgent need to travel, please stay off the roads the rest of today and tonight.