Grass fire causes I-135 to be backed up by Salina

Published On: Jan 26 2014 07:01:29 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 26 2014 10:45:05 PM CST
SALINA, Kan. -

A grass fire has caused Interstate 135 to be backed up near Salina, dispatchers said Sunday evening.

The fire is now out, dispatchers say, but traffic is still a major issue.  Both sides of I-135 had to be shut down, and the north bound lanes are reportedly still closed.

The Kansas Highway Patrol says a gust of wind downed power lines, which sparked the fire at the Schilling interchange around 6:30 p.m. Highway Patrol and Saline County worked two crashes due to the highway being closed. Nobody was hurt in either accident.

Westar Energy reports that 1,200 customers were without power in South Salina.

Check back to KWCH 12 Eyewitness News as we get more details.