Bridgeport street crews watching for potential accumulating snow

BRIDGEPORT - The National Weather Service office in Cheyenne is expecting travel conditions to deteriorate Thursday night into Friday, as an early spring snow storm pushes through the Nebraska Panhandle. 

The heaviest snow in Bridgeport is expected Thursday night into Friday morning.

Bridgeport Street Superintendent Dave Smith has been watching storm information through the weather service and doesn't expect they'll issue a snow emergency.

"We'll see how the snow accumulates tonight (Thursday), what materializes out of it, and see what it looks like in the morning," Smith said.

The Bridgeport area is forecast to receive one to two inches of snow on Thursday, three to seven inches overnight, and another one to two inches on Friday.

Despite it being the middle of April, Smith says they never put away their snow removal equipment at the conclusion of the winter season and are ready for the spring storm.

"We usually tried to stay prepared right through the end of April and the first part of May," Smith said. "You never know what you're going to get in Nebraska. Stay prepared right through the end of April. If it does accumulate and we do have a significant snow event, we're ready for it."

Emergency snow routes, highways into town and roads around the the Morrill County Hospital will be the first to be cleared of any accumulating snow, according to Smith.

A winter storm warning remains in effect until 6 p.m. Friday for the entire Nebraska Panhandle and southeast Wyoming. Northeast Colorado is in a winter weather advisory until noon Friday.