Storm Shuts Down I-80 In Central Nebraska

If you're traveling west, you will be heading into trouble.  The NDOT is advising they are shutting down I-80 westbound at Elm Creek, Odessa, and Kearney.

That follows earlier word that I-80 was closed between Lexington and North Platte due to crashes and whiteout conditions. 

Highway 30 was also reported closed and travel is not advised.   The State Patrol issued an advisory Wednesday in advance of the winter storm. Travelers are urged to check the most up-to-date travel conditions available through 511, Nebraska’s traveler information system. It's available at all times via phone by dialing 511, online at 511.nebraska.gov or on Nebraska 511’s smartphone app.

“With holiday travel on all our minds, we encourage our fellow Nebraskans to be fully informed about the weather and travel conditions, said NDOT Director Kyle Schneweis. “We recommend travelers keep tabs on the weather and take every precaution to keep themselves safe and always remember to buckle up.”

NDOT says crews and equipment will be out to clear the highways and monitor changing conditions. The department has more than 630 snow plows and 1,000 team members prepared to handle snow removal across the state.


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