Use Caution When Driving
NORFOLK- Nebraska officials closed part of a major interstate last night due to deteriorating conditions from a major snowstorm. The Nebraska State Patrol closed Interstate 80 eastbound at the Ogallala exit and westbound at the Kearney exit. The area covers a portion of western and south central Nebraska. Spokeswoman Deb Collins says one vehicle fatality has been reported near North Platte. She says there have been reports of numerous car accidents and slide offs between the afternoon and evening, but she could not elaborate. In Norfolk, crews were out early clearing the roads for travel this morning but motorists are still urged to use caution and to allow sufficient time to make to their destinations. For current road conditions statewide you can call 511 from any phone.