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(Updated) Blizzard Warning For Northeast Nebraska Extended Until 10 PM | Rural Radio Network

(Updated) Blizzard Warning For Northeast Nebraska Extended Until 10 PM

(Updated)  Blizzard Warning For Northeast Nebraska  Extended Until 10 PM

A blizzard warning has been extended until 10 pm tonight for Thurston, Cuming, Colfax and Butler Counties.

 

A strong winter storm will bring heavy snow and winds gusting up to 50 miles per hour or higher creating blizzard like conditions.

 

The National Weather Service says travel will be very dangerous to impossible.

 

Tree branches could fall causing power outages.

 

One to three  inches of snow is expected with significant drifting.

 

Nebraska officials have closed several roads — including a 200 mile stretch of Interstate 80 — in western Nebraska as a late-season blizzard sweeps the region.

Nebraska road conditions report says I-80 has been closed from North Platte west to the Wyoming border because of snow and ice coverage and low visibility as high winds blow heavy snow. A parallel section of U.S. Highway 30 has also been closed, as well as several other roads in the region.

The report says most roads in western to northern Nebraska through Valentine and Long Pine are impassable because of heavy snow cover.

The National Weather Service says as much as 18 inches of snow could fall on northern parts of Nebraska by Saturday evening.

 

The latest road conditions can be obtained by calling 5-1-1.

 

Check ktic radio dot com for the latest cancellations.

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