Rollover crashes in Kansas believed to be caused by wind

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

A trooper with the Kansas Highway Patrol says two rollover crashes in the state Tuesday morning were likely caused by high winds.

Trooper Ben Gardner said that that accidents were in on Highway 56 in eastern McPherson County and on I-70 in western Ellsworth County. There were no immediate reports of injuries.

Oakley USD 274 will not run bus routes today due to a dust storm.   Parents can pick up their children at any time.  

The National Weather Service says gusts of up to 55 mph are expected across the western and central part of the state Tuesday. Fire officials classified the grassland fire danger in central, south-central and southeast Kansas as extreme to catastrophic. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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