Blizzard conditions began to impact northwest Kansas late Wednesday evening with winds gusting in excess of 60mph at times. Blinding snow lead to slick conditions causing numerous accidents along I-70 near Goodland, including a UPS truck that careened off an interstate bridge east of town. The UPS driver actually walked away from the crash unhurt. He was checked out, but its reported he crawled out of the cab on his own power. Another crash a few miles further to the east sent another driver to the hospital as they spun their vehicle into an overpass barrier.
I-70 eastbound was closed at Goodland just before 9pm due to multiple accidents and had not re-opened at the time of upload.
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Scenes 1-10: Various shots of the UPS semi careened over the bridge off I-70 four miles east of Goodland, Kansas. Emergency crews, including hazmat, on scene after the driver was taken away by ambulance to be checked out, but reportedly climbed out of the cab himself. This occurred on eastbound I-70 over County Road 23.
Scenes 11-14: Various shots of a single car crash along I-70 seven miles east of Goodland where a vehicle spun out from the westbound lanes and crashed into the bridge. Driver taken away by ambulance.
Scene 15-16: Snow plow that stopped near the semi wreck.
Scene 17: Blowing snow in headlights.
Scene 18-19: POV driving shots through very heavy snow on I-70.
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