Strong winds causing travel hazards in Wichita area

Winds of up to 50 miles an hour are causing areas of blowing dust west of Wichita, dropping visibility to near zero, according to the National Weather Service.

“Driving will obviously be dangerous, especially on Highway 400 in Kingman and Sedgwick counties,” the agency reported in a significant weather statement.

Kellogg becomes U.S. 400 outside the Wichita city limits.

The strong winds are expected to subside by 5 p.m.