4-5" of snow, wind blanket the region
A storm system this is moving across the Central Rockies and onto the Plains has dropped four to five inches of snow in Scotts Bluff County and the surrounding area. There are no road closures yet this morning but the snow and wind is causing visibility issues if you traveling in the rural areas.
Scotts Bluff County Roads Director Bob Bennett says they are doing their best to keep roads passable, with the planned to work on the paved roads today and gravel roads Tuesday if weather allows. Bennett says we could have blizzard conditions if the high winds forecast occur later today after the snow stops.
I-80 is open but a couple of jack-knifed semis just twelve miles in from the state line is causing some issues until that situation gets cleaned up. Bennett says the best thing you can do is allow for more time, drive slow, and only venture out if you have to.
This storm will produce snow over the western Nebraska Panhandle, and nearby parts of southeast Wyoming through Monday morning, as well as brisk northerly winds later tonight and Monday.
Northerly winds will gust as high as 40 mph over the area late tonight, producing areas of blowing and drifting snow.
Travel will be hazardous over the Panhandle and nearby parts of southeast Wyoming tonight and Monday morning. Roads will be slick and visibilities poor at times.
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