Traffic is flowing again on Nebraska’s main east-west corridor.
Interstate 80 was closed during the height of this week’s blizzard in a couple of locations so wrecker crews could clear out jack-knifed semi-trucks and cars in ditches.
Officials say conditions have improved enough now to reopen I-80 statewide, though they warn, many other roads across Nebraska remain icy and snow-packed.
Two people died on the state’s roads Thursday, one on I-80 near Maxwell, the other on Highway 34 in Grand Island.
Hundreds of homes and businesses are still without power in eastern Nebraska after the massive storm, though dozens of utility teams are fanned out, working to restore fallen lines.
A chain-reaction crash Thursday on Interstate 35 in central Iowa involved 25 vehicles in white-out conditions. Two people were killed, including a young mother who was also pregnant with twins.