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Winter Storm Closes Stretches of I-70

The winter storm as seen in northwest Kansas. (Photo from the Kansas Department of Transportation)

A massive winter storm has been dumping snow and rain on Kansas. As Stephen Koranda reports, western Kansas took the biggest hit.

Whiteout conditions on slick roads closed Interstate 70 and other major highways in western Kansas. Governor Jeff Colyer says the weather could strand travelers returning home after Christmas.

“I want people to be mindful of what the weather is doing there. Don’t go out unless you absolutely need to be out on the roads right now,” Colyer says.

Colyer has signed a disaster declaration and the state is mobilizing teams to rescue stranded motorists. The eastern part of the state could see freezing rain as the storm moves on Thursday.

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