First Alert Day storm coverage – Tuesday, Nov. 26

 I-80 closed between York and Kearney due to snow and blowing snow. (WOWT)
I-80 closed between York and Kearney due to snow and blowing snow. (WOWT) (WOWT)
Published: Nov. 26, 2019 at 5:35 AM CST
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We're tracking the storm moving across the state today. Below are the latest updates and weather and travel alerts for Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019.

10:40 p.m. --

Light to occasionally moderate snow will overspread the metro from west to east through Midnight. Additional snow accumulations will be on the lighter side. However, where roads are already slick or snow covered, conditions may become worse. Wet roads around the metro will slowly become slick to snow covered overnight as temperatures drop. Bridges and overpasses especially will be slick by morning.

9:55 p.m. --

Snowfall totals across the area so far: Kearney (9.0 in), Norfolk (6.0 in), Hooper (4.0 in), Little Sioux (3.5 in), York (3.5 in), Fremont (2.0)

9:25 p.m. --

I-80 is CLOSED between York and Kearney due to low visibility from blowing and drifting snow. Do not attempt to travel in this area until conditions improve!

8:30 p.m. --

Roads north and west of the metro are slick to completely snow and sleet covered. No travel is advised on I-80 west of York. Burt, Cuming and Thurston counties are advising *no travel* in and around West Point, Tekamah and Pender. This includes portions of Highway 75 north of Blair.

8:22 p.m. --

Emergency management in Columbus, NE reports 3.0 inches of snow.

7:00 p.m. --

Roads around the metro are covered with sleet and snow. We will see a break in the heavy precipitation, but more snow is expected later tonight. Road conditions get worse as you head north and west from the metro. Use caution if you have to be out and about this evening!

6:56 p.m. --

Record daily snowfall set in Grand Island, Nebraska. 7.3 inches of snow so far, with more falling.

6:15 p.m. --

Thunder sleet and thundersnow is moving into the metro. Be prepared for quickly deteriorating road conditions as heavy sleet and snow is expected between 6:30 and 7:30pm.

5:50 p.m. --

3.0 inches of snowfall have been reported in Norfolk, Nebraska.

5:40 p.m. --

Snow is falling in Fremont and Wahoo. The snow is beginning to stick on the roads and they have not been treated yet in downtown Fremont, remember to use caution.

Driving near Fremont

ROAD CHECK: Our road crew is back in the Fremont area with an update on travel conditions. Download our First Alert weather app for the latest updates on the storm; and keep up with related updates here:

Posted by WOWT 6 News on Tuesday, November 26, 2019
5:30 p.m. --

Heavy snow is now falling just west of the metro, with roads quickly becoming snow covered in Fremont and Wahoo. Rain is changing to sleet in the metro, and will likely change to snow soon. Be prepared for slick roads as the evening commute winds down.

5:00 p.m. --

The Nebraska State Patrol tweeted an update regarding the amount of crashes and motorist assist they've attended to so far. There have been no serious injuries but they remind communters to avoid travel as the storm moves east.

4:35 p.m. --

I-80 is snow covered west of York right now. Take great care if you must travel west of Lincoln. Additional rounds of rain turning to snow will continue to affect the I-80 corridor west of Lincoln in the next few hours.

3:48 p.m. --

A rain/snow mix continues around the metro with steady snow to our north and west. Rain should change over to all snow this evening, possibly during the evening commute.

Snow has been accumulating, even covering roads north and west of Omaha. Here's a view of Columbus from viewer Ian Sullivan.

1:15 p.m. --

A mix of sleet and snow is trying to mix in with rain we've seen in the Metro as well as areas south and east. Meanwhile in central and western Nebraska, heavy blowing snow is affecting visibility.

11:44 p.m. --


event planned for this evening has been canceled, but events throughout the rest of the weekend will continue as scheduled.

10:20 a.m. --

A light melting mix of rain and snow starts to fall in the Metro.

7:35 a.m. --

Eppley Airfield advises those traveling to/through Denver check their flight status as the Denver airport was reporting 7 inches of snow,


6:28 a.m. --

NDOT reports I-80 EB/WB is open near Big Springs, Neb. I-76 remains closed. [


5:30 a.m. --

NDOT has closed the intersection of I-80 and I-76 near Big Springs, Neb. All morning flights between Denver and Eppley have been canceled.


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