An April storm is bringing dangerous winter weather conditions to the upper midwest, making driving dangerous or even impossible in some areas. Winter Storm Xanto is developing strength and will be bringing with it up to two feet of snow in some areas. Blizzard warnings are in effect in parts of South Dakota, Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas, Iowa, and Minnesota. Gusting winds and heavy snow is creating white out conditions in these areas and could make travel dangerous. Blizzard conditions are supposed to last through the weekend in some areas. Nebraska Road Closures Roads are closing all across Western Nebraska due to dangerous blizzard conditions. These are the closures at this time: I-80 from Kimball to Big Springs , Hwy 30 from Kimball to Big Springs , US 385 from Sidney to Bridgeport , L62A from the North Bayard Jct to US 385 , Hwy 71 from Kimball to Gering , Hwy 385 Sidney to Chadron, I-80 , Hwy 30 from Big Springs to Wy. South Dakota Road Closures A 150 mile stretch of I-90 from Rapid City to Murdo is closed due to winter weather.
Blizzard in Watertown, Souh Dakota. This is the worst storm I've ever experienced and this is also the worst storm we have seen all season. It is April right? #sdwx #blizzard @NWSAberdeen @WeatherNation @weatherchannel @KDLTWeather @kelostormcenter @wxSpinner89 pic.twitter.com/xYE1cKpNoc
— tornado_wx15 (@tornadowx15) April 13, 2018
The South Dakota Highway Patrol warns that travel on secondary roads may not be an option either and that rescuers may not be able to reach stranded drivers.
PLEASE TAKE THIS WARNING SERIOUSLY!!!! IF YOU GET STRANDED, RESCUE EFFORTS MAY NOT BE POSSIBLE. IF THE ROADS ARE…
Colorado Road Closures Ninety miles of I-70 from Limon to the Kansas state line has closed for the blizzard. In the video below, you can see a semi truck off the roadway near Akron due to the winter storm.
BLIZZARD: The #blizzard conditions continue and driving is not advised! Check out this semi-truck that went off the road in Akron, Colorado. We'll have more information on the blizzard warnings all day on WeatherNation.
Posted by WeatherNation on Friday, April 13, 2018
You can see how limited visibility is as a result of the storm in this video.
— Cory Reppenhagen (@CReppWx) April 13, 2018
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