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Winds damage hundreds of traffic signs across Kansas


December 23, 2021

Waves driven by winds in excess of 80 miles per hour pummel the shore at Waconda Lake near Glen Elder, Wednesday afternoon, when unusually high winds plummeted the plains. The winds caused problems for electrical lines which in some places sparked fires which destroyed homes and burned thousands of acres in Kansas. The Kansas Livestock Association has set up a special fund to assist ranchers to lost cattle, homes, barns, fences and feed.

High winds across Kansas last Wednesday caused widespread damage.This includes the knocking down or shearing off of traffic signs, including stop and other regulatory signs, primarily in central and western parts of the state.

Repair and replacement of signs could take time. KDOT areas that did not have signs affected are providing materials and assistance, but many lost or damaged signs will have to be ordered and produced.

The missing or down sign problem is widespread across northwest and southwest Kansas – hundreds of signs are affected in every county to some degree. It is estima...

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