More than a foot of snow falls on parts of Nebraska

Dec 30, 2019

More than foot of snow fell in parts of central and northern Nebraska making travel conditions difficult across much of the state. The Nebraska State Patrol had to close sections of Interstate 80 near North Platte and Wood River at different times Sunday because crashes involving semitrailer trucks blocked traffic for several hours. The interstate had reopened by Sunday afternoon. The National Weather Service says 15 inches of snow fell near Ansley and 13 inches fell in Broken Bow by Sunday afternoon and snow continues to fall across the area. A winter storm warning remains in effect for most of Nebraska through Sunday evening. Records were set in eastern Nebraska from this weekend's wet weather.  The National Weather Service says Omaha got one-point-nine-six inches of precipitation, while Lincoln received two-point-twelve, both mostly on Saturday.  Daily records were broken in the two cities for that day; the weather service says it was the third-wettest day in December in Omaha and the second-wettest in December in Lincoln.