High winds and low visibility causing road closures and wrecks across the area

Published: Dec. 15, 2021 at 11:21 AM CST|Updated: Dec. 15, 2021 at 9:24 PM CST
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AMARILLO, Texas (KFDA) - Low visibility due to the high winds is causing road closures and wrecks in the area.

Gray County

Highway 70 and FM 282 is now open.

Hutchinson County

SH 152 and FM 1059 will remain closed overnight, due to potential power issues.

Moore County

There are multiple road closures in Moore County, including SH 354, FM 281 and FM 2202.

FM 281 has reopened, according to TxDOT.

Hartley County

US 87 between Dalhart and Hartley has been reopened.

The intersection at FM 281 and FM 807 have reopened.

SH 354 and FM 2202 at FM 722 have all reopened.

US 287 North has been reopened.

Oldham County

US 385 from mile marker 66 to 76 has reopened.

Potter County

The right lane of US 287 was closed at the US 287/I-40 split in Potter County due to a semi on its side.

As of 12:45 p.m., TxDOT said that area of 287 was reopened.

Sherman County

The Sherman County Sheriff’s Office says all roads in and out of the county were closed.

According to TxDOT, Highway 54 in Sherman County has reopened as visibility has improved.

SH 15 in Sherman County was closed but has also now reopened.

All roads in and out of Sherman County are closed at this time due to high wind conditions and zero visibility in some areas. Standby for updates as the situation evolves. Sheriff Ted Allen

Posted by Sherman County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Cimarron County

The Cimarron County Sheriff’s Office says Northbound 287 from Boise City into Colorado is closed due to collision and power line issues.

ODOT is closing gates for travel in the area.

🚧🚔 TRAFFIC CLOSER 🚔🚧 18:00 hours, traffic way open and clear at this time. 17:00 hours, limited traffic southbound...

Posted by Cimarron County Sheriffs Office on Wednesday, December 15, 2021

The Cimarron County Sheriff’s Office says road conditions at North Cimarron and US 287 are hazardous. Large trucks and other vehicles are being diverted for staging and shelter to a local service station.

Union County

⚠️TRAFFIC ALERT⚠️ 🚩I-25 Northbound @MM 460 (Raton Pass/Port of Entry) CMV Traffic is restricted at the New Mexico/ Colorado Border due to extremely high winds. 🚩

Posted by Union County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday, December 15, 2021

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