Winter weather closes highways in north central Kansas

Winter weather closes highways in north central Kansas

UPDATE: Because of low visibility and dangerous winter weather, the Kansas Department of Transportation has closed multiple highways in north central Kansas; 

  • Westbound I-70 closed from Salina to the Colorado border
  • Eastbound I-70 closed from exit 205 in Ellsworth County to the Colorado border
  • K-4 closed from north of Herrington to just south of Alta Vista
  • K-149 closed from south of White City to U.S. 56

Motorists should anticipate more possible highway closings through the night in other counties across north central Kansas as road conditions continue to deteriorate due to heavy snowfall and high winds.

Check KDOT’s updated traveler information website,, for updates on highway conditions across Kansas.

The Kansas Department of Transportation expects I-70 to remain closed overnight as crews continue to remove snow and clear vehicles from the roadway. Westbound lanes are currently closed from the Colorado border to Salina, and eastbound lanes are closed between the Colorado border and Exit 205 near Wilson, which is located approximately 45 miles west of Salina.

Numerous highways also remain closed in northwest, southwest and central Kansas. KDOT reminds motorists not to drive around road closure barricades or gates. Doing so may result in a citation or fine.

For the latest information on road closures and conditions, visit or call 511 in Kansas or 866-511-5368 outside Kansas.

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