Kearney street crews concentrating on emergency routes

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KEARNEY, Neb. (KSNB) The Monday blizzard hit the Kearney area this morning about an hour before it reached Grand Island and Hastings.

Since then, Kearney street crews have been concentrating on the city's emergency snow routes. A spokesperson told KSNB Local Four that some of the emergency routes had to be re-done due to snow drifting back in behind the plows.

Once the emergency routes have been cleared, Kearney plows will begin to clear residential streets.

A state department of transportation spokesman said that Interstate 80 between Goehner and Beaver Crossing was closed at mid-morning due to jack-knifed trucks.

The DOT spokesperson said that roads in the Broken Bow area were near impassable and that in some areas they had pulled plows off the roads.

State crews were working Interstate 80 between Kearney and Grand Island Monday morning, but were stopping when visibility dropped to zero. As visibility improved, crews resumed clearing the interstate.

Read the original version of this article at www.ksnblocal4.com.