Drifting Snow On Roads Reported
NORFOLK - Although the Norfolk area didn't receive a lot of snow Monday, the winds have caused blowing and drifting of many roads. A spokesman for the Nebraska State Patrol in Norfolk tells 106KIX EWS several east-west roads are reported to be snowpacked with drifting in some areas. Visibility is also low, with whiteout conditions in some locations. The spokesman says the north-south roads are not as bad, but drifting snow can be found on some of those roads. Weather and road information is available by dialing 511 or go on-line to 511nebraska.org.
WINSIDE - Several vehicles that were stranded in snow that drifted in on a portion of Highway 35 near Winside Tuesday morning were dug out by Department of Roads plows. But DOR Superintendent Rodney Weber tells 106KIX NEWS the situation isn't much better due to poor visibility in the Winside area. He's recommending no travel in that area. Weber says conditions are hazardous due to poor visibility. He says even snowplow operators are having a hard time maneuvering through the areas because of those conditions. And there are still many roads that are not fully open to two-lane traffic because of drifts. Other roads may be passable, but he warns motorists with reduced visibility, its difficult to see on-coming traffic -- especially in open areas.
NORFOLK - There is drifting on many streets in the city of Norfolk, but generally, traffic has been moving. City Street Division plows headed around 5 a.m.