Blizzard makes travel next to impossible in parts of Nebraska

A winter storm has created white out conditions and made driving slow going or even impossible in some parts of Nebraska today. Winter Weather Snarls Nebraska Highways And Interstates, As many as 14 inches of snow have fallen on Nebraska today, leading to white out conditions, crashes, and road closures.

Blizzard in Central Nebraska

The wind is so loud you can hardly hear Sgt Jacobsen. This is near St. Libory north of Grand Island. Driving is too dangerous in many areas today. Stay home.

Posted by Nebraska State Patrol on Monday, January 22, 2018

Portions of I-80 have been shut down and reopened throughout the day. The Nebraska State Patrol reports numerous stalled and abandoned vehicles along the interstate.

Some parts of I-80 remain closed, others have reopened, and conditions are improving in the western part of the state. Best place to keep up with all current road conditions is here:

Posted by Nebraska State Patrol on Monday, January 22, 2018

U.S. Highway 275 near Norfolk has been closed since 10 a.m. after two semi trucks jackknifed. The jackknifed trucks blocked traffic and stranded as many as 18 drivers, but Stanton County’s emergency management is reportedly putting together a convoy of vehicles to rescue stranded drivers.

Many stuck vehicles won’t be removed until tomorrow when weather conditions improve, according to transportation officials.

This is the offramp at North Platte. Ice under the snow is making it very difficult for vehicles to exit. Just another reminder to stay home tonight as the Blizzard Warning has officially taken effect.

Posted by Nebraska State Patrol on Sunday, January 21, 2018

Winter weather is expected to continue to make travel tough in parts of Nebraska through Monday night.

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