Travel across Nebraska is starting to resume after Monday’s blizzard. Nebraska Department of Transportation spokesperson Jeni Campana says they are now focusing on the northeast quarter of the state that took the brunt of the storm.
Campana says, “Most of our problems are in the northeast Nebraska area. Kind of in the Pender, Norfolk area. There are quite a few roads that are still closed and crews are starting to work to get those open.”
DOT reports critical road restrictions on Nebraska Highways 9,12, 32, 35, 50 and 91 and U.S. 20. The I-80 corridor across Nebraska is open but Campana says there could still be some slick areas so drivers need to stay alert to road conditions.
Many vehicles were abandoned alongside of the road or slid off into ditches or medians during the blizzard. Campana says they are working with the Nebraska State Patrol and tow truck companies to clear those vehicles so the snow plows can continue to focus on the roads. How long that will take depends on the number of vehicles stuck in the snow and tow truck availability.
Travelers can keep track of road conditions by logging on to 511.nebraska.gov or by downloading the 511 app.
Photo, Nebraska DOT.