16 accidents reported on I-70

By Bethany Knipp

The Kansas Highway Patrol worked 13 accidents along Interstate 70 between the Wabaunsee County line and the Paxico exit.
That segment of the interstate’s westbound lanes were closed for several hours until they were opened at about 9:15 a.m.
A series of accidents began at 6 a.m. as travelers slid off roads and rolled their vehicles because of black ice.
KHP Trooper Ben Gardner said there were no fatalities on the interstate. He said there were both injury and non-injury accidents.
The Mill Creek Valley school district closed today because of the risky conditions and blocked traffic.  In addition to the accidents between the Wabaunsee County line and Paxico, there were three other accidents further east extending to mile marker 349.
Gardner said there were also four accidents south of Lawrence on U.S. Highway 59.

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