Roads are slick, icy, and snow packed in Sidney.
A hazmat call went out before 10:30 this morning for a jackknifed semi tractor-trailer at mile marker 63 that was leaking fuel.
We measured four inches of snow in Sidney’s Legion Park. Winds have been causing snow to drift in spots and around corners of buildings and parked vehicles. According to the National Weather Service, areas of Scotts Bluff County received a foot of snow.
NWS says most other areas could expect 5-7 inches before snow tapered off late morning.
Schools across the southern Panhandle were closed for the day, including Leyton Schools in Cheyenne County because there was no electricity.
A Winter Storm Warning is in place until 5 o’clock this evening Mountain Time for the eastern Panhandle and into central Nebraska.
By Dave Collins, KSID