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U.S. 56 shutdown

City of Great Bend Street Superintendent Mike Crawford advises a motorist on Patton Road that West Barton County Road out of Great Bend is closed due to the blowing dust late Monday afternoon. There were accidents reported in rural Barton County, but the dust made the situation very difficult ...

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Blowing dust from fields caused conditions that resulted in a fatal accident on U.S. 56 shortly after 4 p.m. Monday afternoon.  The Kansas Highway Patrol reported Brandon H. Stein, 30, of Great Bend sustained injuries resulting in death after his 2007 Cadillac Escalade collided with the trailer of a semi driven by Michael D. Donovan, 54, of Larned.  Donovan was stopped in the eastbound lane of U.S. 56 mile marker 195.9, about seven miles west of Great Bend, straddling the fog line due to visibility being reduced by blowing dirt and other accidents ...

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