UPDATE: The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) has re-opened U.S. 83 in Haskell County to normal traffic flow. The highway was closed for approximately six hours due to a traffic accident.
U.S. Highway 83 in southwest Kansas is closed north of the US-83/US-160/K-144 junction due to a multiple vehicle wreck. Traffic on US-83 is being detoured on local and state roads. KDOT has no word on when the road will be re-opened. Drivers planning to travel on US-83 through Finney and Haskell counties should consider an alternate route.