Traffic backed up on I-80 between Brule and Ogallala Thursday afternoon

OGALLALA, NE — Officials are urging caution for drivers on Interstate 80 in western Nebraska Thursday afternoon. 

The Nebraska Department of Transportation reported standstill traffic Thursday afternoon on I-80 between Brule and Ogallala. Authorities said they were working to remove multiple accidents from the road. Construction on I-80 near Brule is another factor backing up traffic. 

Traffic cameras showed traffic still slowed in areas as of 3:30 p.m. MDT, but conditions have improved since earlier in the afternoon. 

The NDOT says people should plan an alternate route when trying to move through the area. They also ask that people follow guidance from first responders.