Category: Community

Road Closures Strand Passengers

During last weekend snowstorm, multiple road closures stranded passengers in St. Francis.  Those who were unluckily enough to get stuck in the weather we rescued by the Cheyenne County Sheriffs Dept. and brought back to the city.  Once the local hotels were full, the shelter at the Methodist Church was a welcoming place for out-of-towners.

During the peak of the storm, I-70 was closed from the state line to Limon, CO.  Hwy 36 was closed east to Byers.  Highway 27 was also closed in both north and south directions.

National Guard Deployed for Blizzard

To help rescue efforts during the winter storm, the Kansas National Guard was deployed to St. Francis on Friday.  Multiple Humvees were sent to assist the Cheyenne County Emergency Operations Center in their efforts to rescue stranded travelers.