Slick pavement slows travel

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) -- Thursday's rain was the opening act for Friday's return to wintry conditions. Omaha Police began the day on accident alert.

Officers weren't responding to minor, non-injury accidents while that alert was in place.

If you're involved in one of those collisions, move to a safe location and exchange information.

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While major roads are fit for travel there have been a number of reports of vehicles having trouble on slick pavement.

The Iowa Department of Transportation reported that Interstate-80 eastbound was blocked due to a crash a mile east of Shelby Friday morning. Those lanes have since reopened.

Blizzard-like conditions shut down portions of Interstate 80 and Highway 30 in central Nebraska on Thursday but all traffic was flowing again by Thursday night.

The Nebraska Transportation Department listed nearly two-thirds of the highways as partially or fully covered with snow Friday morning from the storm. The department pulled its plows from clearing highways in parts of northeast Nebraska because visibility was so limited.

Snowfall totals varied widely, with a foot reported east of Niobrara in northern Nebraska's Knox County.

Several cities declared snow emergencies, and many businesses remained closed for the day.

80 reopens in Central Nebraska