LIVE UPDATES: Tracking Wednesday’s Road Closures, accidents

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SH 152 from Florida Street to FM 294 in Borger closed because of fire

BORGER, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — Officials from the Texas Department of Transportation is reporting that SH 152 in Borger is closed from Florida Street to FM 294 because of a fire.

This comes after the Texas A&M Forest Service stated that the North 207 fire that began in Carson County is at an estimated 1,500 acres and is 0% contained.


I-25 at New Mexico, Colorado border closed because of wind

UNION COUNTY, N.M. (KAMR/KCIT) — Officials with the Union County Sheriff’s Office announced that I-25 northbound at Raton Pass at the New Mexico/Colorado border is closed because of “extremely high winds.”


U.S. 385 Northbound closed because of fire

OLDHAM COUNTY, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — Officials with the Oldham County Sheriff’s Office are reporting that U.S. 385 northbound at the Boys Ranch Pit is closed because of a fire.

Officials are reporting that the road is closed because of Wednesday’s fire south of Channing near the Hartley County and Oldham County line. Officials with the Hartley County Sheriff’s Office said the fire started near a gravel pit. MyHighPlains.com has no word on containment or estimated acres burned.

Officials with the Oldham County Sheriff’s Office are asking for individuals to avoid the area.


‘Zero visibility’, high winds turn over semi-trucks on major highways

AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) – Update (3:48 p.m.): Officials from the Texas Department of Transportation stated that US 87 between Dalhart and Hartley, as well as FM 281 from US 87 towards Moore County, are being reopened.

Original story: According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, “zero visibility” resulted in US 87 between Hartley and Dalhart being shut down.

Officials further reported that at least two semi-trucks had been overturned by noon Wednesday, including one on US 287 and one of I-40 West.

Current road closures and conditions can be viewed through the Texas Department of Transportation.


Another ‘high profile’ vehicle turns over near Grenville

UNION COUNTY, N.M. (KAMR/KCIT) – The Union County Sheriff’s Office reported that “another” high-profile vehicle joined the slew that has been overturned by Wednesday’s extremely high winds, this time on Highway 64/87 near mile 405.

via Union County Sheriff’s Office

Semi-truck tipped over east of Booker

BOOKER, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — The Booker Fire Department reports that it is working the scene of a wreck involving a tipped-over semi-truck and trailer.

The BFD is asking that people avoid the area.

via Booker Fire Department Facebook page

Semi-truck and trailer turned over near North Loop 335 on Eastern St

AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — A semi-truck with a trailer was turned over on Eastern St. near North Loop 335.

Crews working the scene are asking that people please avoid the area.

US-412/US-64 closed near Guymon due to heavy smoke and poor visibility

Oklahoma Transportation reports that US-412/US-64 are closed between E. 24th in Guymon and SH-136 three miles north of Guymon due to heavy smoke and poor visibilty.

Oklahoma Transportation said motorists must find an alternate route.

US-287 open in Cimarron County in the Panhandle after earlier closure

UPDATE: (7:26 p.m.) All lanes of north and southbound US-287 are back open from the Texas state line to the Colorado state line through Boise City in Cimarron County after an earlier closure due to high winds and low visibility in the area according to Oklahoma Transportation.

Oklahoma Transportation reports that US-287 in Cimarron County remains closed between Stratford into eastern Colorado, which includes the entirety of US-287 within Oklahoma, due to low visibility.

Extreme winds and low visibility remain a threat throughout the Oklahoma Panhandle, western Oklahoma, and surrounding states into the evening hours, and motorists are advised to plan ahead and continue to monitor ongoing travel conditions.

This story is developing. Check with MyHighPlains.com for updates.

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