It never fails to amaze me. KDOT doesn't want oversize loads going through places like Winfield, Ark City, Independence, etc, so they route them down K-99, and then seem surprised when things like this happen.
How much critical time does this add to an ambulance run? What if there was a large fire and the trucks needed to get from one town to the other as fast as possible? If it is actually closed till tomorrow, what about the school buses? Not to mention all the extra flat tires Lanning and Merle's will be patching because of the ordinary traveler being forced onto the county gravel roads.
It's way past time for my former neighbors to rise up and demand KDOT do something about the highway from Howard to US 166 or close it to oversize loads. (or all non-local semi travel for that matter)