TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- Driving remains challenging in northeast Kansas as workers struggle to keep roads clear of snow driven by strong winds.
Interstate 70, which was closed on Wednesday, was open statewide Thursday morning with conditions described as icy and snow packed. A semitrailer was off the road near the Douglas-Shawnee county line as traffic was moving noticeably slower.
The Kansas Department of Transportation reported that a stretch of U.S. 36 from just west of Troy to the Missouri border was closed in northeast Kansas.
More than 30 schools called off classes across the state, with some opening late. Gov. Sam Brownback delayed the opening of state offices in Shawnee County until midmorning, while only essential staff was required to report to Fort Leavenworth.
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