Those traveling to the Omaha metro area or across southeastern Nebraska today can expect slow travel and slick roads.
National Weather Service – Omaha Meteorologist Cathy Zapotocny says snow stretches from Kearney east to Omaha with the higher amounts falling in the metro area.
Zapotocny says, “One to four inches depending on where you are located in eastern Nebraska. In the heavier bands, those higher totals of the two to four inch range and lesser amounts as you head toward Fairbury. The heaviest band is over Douglas, Sarpy and Saunders Counties and that will continue with periods of snow over the next few hours and then it will begin to taper off as the snow area shifts to the southeast.”
Traffic was reported at a near standstill on I-80, the JFK and Highway 6 through Omaha earlier this morning with the travel speed at about 15 MPH. The Omaha Police Department is on Accident Alert and are only responding to accidents where there are injuries or vehicles are blocking traffic. Those involved in fender benders should exchange information with the other driver and report the accident at a later time.
Zapotocny says the next round of snowfall is expected Wednesday night into Thursday. She says it is a weak system with only a dusting of snow expected.
Click here for the Nebraska Department of Roads road condition report.