Westbound Interstate 80, closed in the Panhandle for much of Sunday, has re-opened from Big Springs to the Wyoming border.
But, highways out west remain icy.
Roads remain snow-packed and slick in spots across the southern Nebraska Panhandle after a quick-moving storm slammed through the area over the weekend.
All major highways and I-80 were listed under “extreme caution” Monday.
The National Weather Service reported 17 inches of snow fell in Kimball. I-80 westbound was closed for several hours Sunday from Big Springs to the Wyoming line because of multiple accidents. The Nebraska Department of Roads closed Highway 30 from Big Springs to the Wyoming border as well. Road conditions turned extremely poor late Saturday night when the State Patrol says about 65 vehicles were stopped on I-80 between Dix and Kimball because of snow and ice.
The Weather Service says at one point trooper were working eight accidents at the same time along a 35-mile stretch between Sidney and Kimball on I-80.
Other snow totals reported by the Weather Service: 9 inches a few miles outside Big Springs, 8 inches in Sidney and Dalton, 6 inches in Ogallala, 5.5 inches in Bridgeport and just under 4 inches in Scottsbluff.
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By Dave Collins, KSID