Interstate 70 opened back up in western Kan.

Courtesy of Mankato
Courtesy of Mankato

GOODLAND, Kan. (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.

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