A spring snowstorm has entered western Nebraska, closing roads in the Panhandle.
The Nebraska Department of Roads reports that Interstate 80, between Sidney and Cheyenne, Wyoming is closed, both directions, due to blowing snow and poor visibility.
The storm has shut down other roads as well. Highway 30, from Sidney to the Wyoming state line, has been closed by the Department of Roads. Also, Highway 71, between Kimball and Gering, has been closed as has Highway 385, from Alliance to Chadron.
The National Weather Service reports a very strong, late-season artic high-pressure system has dropped down into the High Plains, bringing snow and cold temperatures. A winter storm warning remains in effect until midnight.
Snow will continue to fall throughout the day and could be heavy at times. As much as a foot of snow could fall on western and northwestern Nebraska today.
Winds will be strong, creating problems with visibility. The Weather Service predicts winds of between 20 and 30 mph, with gusts up to 45 mph. Wind chills could make it feel like it’s 10 below zero.
Travel is being discouraged in the affected areas. The storm will reduce visibilities to a quarter mile or less at times.
Click here for the National Weather Service, North Platte office.
Click here for the National Weather Service, Cheyenne, Wyoming office.
Click here for the Nebraska Department of Roads Traveler Information System.