Interstate 80 has re-opened in Nebraska.
The Nebraska Department of Roads closed the interstate, from Lincoln to North Platte, as blizzard conditions stranded vehicles and made travel nearly impossible on I-80 Tuesday. The interstate remained closed for more than 200 miles as vehicles were removed and snow plows pushed snow off the pavement.
NDOR re-opened the interstate in intervals, opening it at Kimball at 1:30pm Wednesday, then at Ogallala at 1:45pm. I-80 opened for traffic at all other locations at two o’clock this afternoon.
The severe winter storm shut down a number of roads in Nebraska, severely crippling travel in the southwestern part of the state. At one time, blizzard conditions forced NDOR to pull snow plows off the roads in the northeastern part of Nebraska.
For up-to-date information on road conditions, click HERE for NDOR’s road condition report.