OAKLEY — “Mother Nature’s winning,” said Jesse Vincent, a former Abilene resident now living north of Levant.
A late April winter snowstorm aided by as strong as 30 mph winds crippled western Kansas on Sunday.
Interstate Highway 70 was closed at Salina late Sunday afternoon.
Power went out early Sunday to parts of western Kansas and it could be a couple of days before it returns, residents were told.
The Kansas National Guard reported that multiple roads and highways were closed Sunday in western Kansas because of heavy snowfall and blizzard-like conditions that made them impassable. That included I-70, which was closed before noon to all traffic from Hays west to Colorado. It was closed at Russell at 4 p.m.