OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) -- 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.
I-80 closed between York and Kearney due to snow and blowing snow. (WOWT)
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.
A couple bands of light to occasionally moderate snow will overspread the metro through Midnight. Snow accumulations will be light, but may add to already slick or snow covered roads in the area. Wet roads in the metro may slowly become snow covered overnight. pic.twitter.com/zNlpt9bUWZ— David Koeller (@dkoellerwx) November 27, 2019
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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)
Here's a check of snowfall totals as of 9:30 PM Tuesday evening! Snow is still on the radar at this hour, with another chance on the way Thanksgiving Day. @dkoellerwx is live with all you need to know on @WOWT6News starting at 10 PM! #newx #iawx pic.twitter.com/TIDwOXpaqz— Mallory Schnell (@mschnellWOWT) November 27, 2019
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!
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! pic.twitter.com/4ZXuoLYOrt— David Koeller (@dkoellerwx) November 27, 2019
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.
8:30 PM TUE: More partially covered roads being reported in the Metro after the round of thundersleet earlier. Take it easy out there! Steadier snowfall west completely covering parts of York, Columbus, and Norfolk. Travel NOT advised in Burt, Cuming, and Thurston Counties. pic.twitter.com/BWS220pc7q— WOWT 6 News (@WOWT6News) November 27, 2019
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!
I-80 at the 680 split became snow covered FAST! Use caution as this band of thunder sleet and thundersnow moves through! pic.twitter.com/SH9iGP0kN0— David Koeller (@dkoellerwx) November 27, 2019
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.
FIRST ALERT UPDATE: One round of thunder-sleet and snow just move through the metro, and another round is about to move in. Expect heavy sleet and snow within the hour, leading to quickly deteriorating road conditions. pic.twitter.com/TGnaj7Qeob— David Koeller (@dkoellerwx) November 27, 2019
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.
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.
Snow is coming down heavy in Wahoo right now! This is a look at US 77 and Highway 109 in Wahoo. Roads are becoming slick and snow covered in the area. This will spread into the metro area over the next one to two hours. Be prepared for slick roads! pic.twitter.com/HhdGs4rgFC— David Koeller (@dkoellerwx) November 26, 2019
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.
Troopers have responded to ~15 crashes today & performed more than 50 motorist assists.— NEStatePatrol (@NEStatePatrol) November 26, 2019
Fortunately, no reports of serious injuries at this point.
As we move into the evening, we continue to advise against travel as the storm trudges east/northeast across Nebraska. #neroads pic.twitter.com/tQunV0XZWU
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.
I-80 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. pic.twitter.com/zX9wfsYNvL— David Koeller (@dkoellerwx) November 26, 2019
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.
2:35 p.m. -- Winter Storm warnings are expected to hang around in areas north and west of the Omaha through Wednesday morning. Around the Metro, we'll be in an advisory with lighter amounts of snow expected.
1:50 p.m. -- Roads are wet in the Metro due to the melting mix and light rain. Heavy snow has completely covered roads in the western half of Nebraska.
Road conditions across the western half of Nebraska have deteriorated significantly today. Many roads, including portions of I-80 are completely snow covered, and some are impassible due to heavy snow and blowing snow. Travel is not recommended west of York on I-80. pic.twitter.com/XizpMu3ZLl— David Koeller (@dkoellerwx) November 26, 2019
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. -- The Holidays in the Old Market kickoff 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, 463 flight cancellations, and 11 delays.
6:28 a.m. -- NDOT reports I-80 EB/WB is open near Big Springs, Neb. I-76 remains closed. [ LOCAL UPDATES]
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.