Wintry mix cause string of traffic problems across the heartland

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More than foot of snow fell in parts of central and northern Nebraska making travel conditions difficult across much of the state.

A semi driver lost control on icy I-80 Sunday and wound up facing eastbound in the westbound lanes.

The Nebraska State Patrol had to close sections of Interstate 80 near North Platte and Wood River at different times Sunday because crashes involving semitrailer trucks blocked traffic for several hours. The interstate had reopened by Sunday afternoon.

The National Weather Service says 15 inches of snow fell near Ansley and 13 inches fell in Broken Bow by Sunday afternoon and snow continues to fall across the area. A winter storm warning remains in effect for most of Nebraska through Sunday evening.