Snowy roads slowing morning commutes
HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - Anywhere from two to four inches of snow have fallen overnight in central Nebraska causing traffic to slow due to covered roads.
The Nebraska Department of Roads web site was reporting roads were mostly to all covered for a large portion of the central portion of the state. The only road closure reported in Nebraska as of 7:00 a.m. was in the panhandle where Interstate 80 was closed from Sidney to the Wyoming border.
There was a report of a semi-truck with a flat trailer that rolled on Interstate 80 about two miles east of the Aurora interchange. No one was injured in the accident and the truck was on its side in the median and was not hampering traffic.
Local Four’s Cal Larsen reported from the field that city streets in Hastings and Grand Island, while covered with snow, were passable. Highway 281 from Hastings to Grand Island was mostly covered and traffic was moving at a slower pace.
The snow is expected to end in the morning hours, but could also give way to sleet or freezing rain before ending altogether.
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