Interstate 80, closed between York and Aurora after the snow storm, has been re-opened.
The Nebraska Department of Roads has announced the re-opening of the interstate late this morning after closing it last night. Drivers are urged to use extreme caution traveling on the interstate, because the surfaces remain snowpacked and icy.
The Department of Roads had also closed I-80 westbound near Lincoln, at Interchange #395, Shoemaker’s Truck Stop, after a semi-tractor trailer jackknifed on the interstate. It has been re-opened.
High winds created near-zero visibility on I-80 last night between York and Aurora, causing numerous accidents.
Nebraska Department of Roads spokeswoman Mary Jo Oie says road crews worked hard to re-open the interstate.
“What we will do is to make sure that everything is cleaned up. If there are any crashes that ensued earlier this morning. The roads were treated, so we want to make sure that they’re clear and if the need any extra treatment,” Oie told Nebraska Radio Network earlier.
The department also closed Highway Six for a while, between the Milford exit and the junction of Highways 103 and 6. It has been re-opened.
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