OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) says a large portion of I-80 has been closed due to winter storm conditions. Photos taken from plow cameras show the impact of the blizzard across the state.
If you're hoping to travel to Cheyenne, Wyoming on I-80, you will need to choose an alternate route.
NDOT is reporting that about 276 miles of westbound I-80 has been closed due to winter storms pummeling roads.
Here's a firsthand plow view that NDOT tweeted out:
I-80 is now CLOSED for westbound traffic at Kearney. I-80 is now closed for westbound traffic between the Wyoming line and Kearney Nebraska. Stay up to date on conditions and closures by checking https://t.co/KD6t82hKgL. #NEroads pic.twitter.com/zX48RGXsnE— Nebraska DOT (@NebraskaDOT) April 11, 2019
Here's a Google Maps image to illustrate the scope of the closure:
At this time, no time-frame has been given as to when the closed portion will reopen.
As of 12pm CT, Troopers have performed about 60 motorist assists since the winter storm began.— NEStatePatrol (@NEStatePatrol) April 11, 2019
NSP has responded to only a handful of crashes thanks to people avoiding travel.
I-80 remains closed from Kearney to Wyoming Westbound and from Wyoming to Lexington Eastbound. pic.twitter.com/pNmBTmSw9R