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Groundhog Day snowstorm closes portion of I-80

Posted at 5:55 PM, Feb 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-02 18:55:08-05

A Groundhog Day snowstorm closed a portion of Interstate 80 from Lincoln to North Platte, according to the Nebraska Department of Roads.  

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State transportation officials ask travelers not to travel unless absolutely necessary. 

"Travel remains difficult and is strongly discouraged due to drifting and severely reduced visibility," the NDOR said in a statement Tuesday afternoon.

You can check road conditions here and get real-time traffic alerts by following @OmaTrafficAlert on Twitter.

Motorists can also call 511 for the Nebraska Advanced Traveler Information System.