A blast of winter weather closed westbound Interstate 80 in the Nebraska Panhandle as well as Highway 30 for much of Sunday.
The Nebraska State Patrol Troop E headquarters in Scottsbluff reports the state closed the two westbound lanes of I-80 this morning after western Nebraska got hit with rain that turned into snow, making driving conditions slick and dangerous.
The slick conditions caused numerous accidents, including one injury accident. No serious injuries have been reported.
The Nebraska Department of Roads closed the westbound lanes of I-80 from Big Springs to the Wyoming border. It closed Highway 30 from Big Springs to the Wyoming border as well. The roadways have now been re-opened to traffic. The Department of Roads cautions drivers to allow for extra times, to turn off the cruise, and to avoid all distractions while traveling western Nebraska.
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