The Kansas Department of Transportation encourages travelers to be prepared for the winter driving conditions predicted for Kansas tonight through Saturday.  A major winter storm is predicted for all but the northeast corner of Kansas.  It may be necessary to close I-70 and other highways in western and northcentral Kansas due to blizzard conditions.
Before traveling, be informed about weather and road conditions.  Call 511 anytime from any phone in Kansas or 1-866-511-KDOT (5368) from anywhere in the U.S. to find out about the latest driving conditions for the Kansas Turnpike and any Interstate, U.S. or state highway in Kansas and Nebraska.  Phone numbers for road conditions in other states surrounding Kansas are also provided.  Information is provided free from a landline phone; however, for cellular phone users, cell minutes may apply but there should be no roaming fee. For everyone’s safety, please do not call 511 while driving.
Road information can also be obtained by visiting the 511 Travel Information Web site at  The site also provides links to other information, such as Closed Roads and Driving Conditions Lists, weather, travel information for other states and more.  Travelers can also use their handheld mobile devices, such as Smartphones or Blackberries to access a text report for construction project information by visiting
KDOT also reminds everyone to wear their seat belts while traveling.