Interstate 70 reopens in western Kansas after snow fall overnight

GOODLAND, Kansas (AP) – Interstate 70 in western Kansas is reopened after a storm system began moving east.

The Kansas Department of Transportation reopened the interstate from Goodland to Burlington, Colo., about 8 a.m. Thursday. The interstate was closed about 9:30 Wednesday night.

The closure was prompted by driving conditions combined with road construction projects, which caused slide-offs and some accidents Wednesday evening.

Other roads in northwest Kansas are reported as snowpacked and icy as a storm system that dropped several inches of snow in Colorado moved east. Some towns in northwest Kansas reported between 1-3 inches of snow.

The National Weather Service says the storm system will move east across Kansas through Thursday, bringing light snow or cold rain to much of the state. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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