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Snowstorm Hampers Travelers In Nebraska Panhandle

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
I-80- in Nebraska, one mile east of the Wyoming border.

I-80- in Nebraska, one mile east of the Wyoming border.

A spring snowstorm has forced closure of several highways in the Nebraska Panhandle and made road travel hazardous, if not impossible.

Interstate 80 is closed west of Sidney. Portions of north-south Nebraska Highway 71 are closed, as are sections of U.S. Highway 385. A 20-mile portion of U.S. Highway 20 is closed east of Chadron.

A winter storm warning from the National Weather Service says the storm will dump up to a foot of snow in the Panhandle through Tuesday, whipped by sustained winds of 20 to 30 mph and gusts of more than 45 mph.

A Nebraska State Patrol dispatcher says there have been several accidents in the area, mostly of vehicles sliding off roadways.


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