Folks stranded in North Platte after storm and road closures

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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - The road closures have really caused an inconvenience to travelers near and far. Hotel officials say many people have been stuck in North Platte.

Front Desk Manager of Ramada by Wyndham said, "Half of our occupancy is just stranded, people from Union Pacific, workers who have to stay because of how bad the weather is. Just regular transient people who aren't going to try and risk it, you know, it's definitely not worth the risk."

The closures have stopped many people from getting home. Hotels say they have been trying to ease travelers from a far with information about weather and road closures.

As the roads slowly open up in the region, folks are encouraged to be patient as the "closed" sings get taken down.