Dangerous Travel Conditions Forecasted Tonight Through Tuesday Night

According to the National Weather Service in North Platte, snow has been forecasted across the state with heavy snowfall expected across most of western and north central Nebraska. Winds are also expected to increase to 15-25 mph Tuesday afternoon and gradually decrease by Wednesday morning. Gusts of 30-35mph are likely.

This has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a Winter Storm Warning from Tuesday, November 26 at 3 AM until Wednesday, November 27 at 6 AM

Some of the areas that will be impacted will be east of highway 83 across north central Nebraska and along Interstate 80 west of Paxton where highest accumulations are expected. Snow accumulation of 8-10 inches is expected in the Custer County area as well as surrounding counties.

The heaviest snow will fall Tuesday morning and afternoon. Slick and/or snow-packed roads from accumulating and drifting snow will impact much of the state. Significantly reduced visibility from falling and blowing snow will be possible with visibility of 1/2 to 1 mile likely at times.

As always, travelers are urged to be alert, be aware and check the most up to date weather and travel conditions available through 511, Nebraska’s Advanced Traveler Information System. The system is available at all times via phone by dialing 511, online at www.511.nebraska.gov, or Nebraska 511’s smartphone app.

As a reminder, the NSP Highway Helpline is available 24 hours per day for motorists in need of assistance. Drivers can reach NSP by dialing *55 from any cell phone. Call 911 for any emergency.