An early March snowstorm has rumbled into Nebraska, making travel difficult in parts of the state.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm advisory for portions of the state, mostly south-central, eastern and northeastern Nebraska.
Winter weather is pelting Superior, Hastings and Aurora. More than an inch of rain fell on Hastings before turning into snow that totaled 3” early this morning. Grand Island and Kearney reported only a trace of snow this morning, but that could change quickly in what the National Weather Service calls a “complex weather situation.” The path of the storm is heading toward Columbus, Tekamah, with a bit sloping down into Lincoln.
The snowstorm caused a 30-mile stretch of westbound Interstate 80, between Lincoln and Beaver Crossing, to close Sunday morning. The Nebraska Department of Roads reported that I-80 westbound between Lincoln and York were closed; eastbound between Grand Island and Lincoln.
Travelers are urged to check the Nebraska Department of Roads website, 511.nebraska.gov, or call 511 or 1-800-906-9069 to check road conditions before leaving.
It appears snow totals won’t be large, but high winds have reduced visibility in some areas.