Archive for Thursday, May 12, 2011

One lane of U.S. 56 now open east of Baldwin City

May 12, 2011, 7:25 a.m.

Updated: May 12, 2011, 1:17 p.m.

One lane of U.S. Highway 56 east of Baldwin City has reopened after power lines fell on the road during a thunderstorm Wednesday night.

The report came from the Kansas Department of Transportation via Twitter Thursday morning.

The highway was closed in both directions from County Road 1061 to Kansas Highway 33 for about 12 hours. During the closure, traffic was being routed through Wellsville.

KDOT estimates all lanes from Baldwin City to the Johnson County line will reopen Thursday afternoon.

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