NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - Nebraska Department of Roads said Saturday night at 8:30 p.m. that Westbound Interstate 80 is closed at North Platte Mile Marker 179 and 177. US Highway 30 is also closed westbound out of North Platte.
Additionally, as of 11:30 a.m. the following roads are CLOSED in the Nebraska Panhandle:
I-80 from Big Springs to the Wyoming line
Hwy 30 from Big Springs (Hwy 138 jct.) to the Wyoming line
Hwy 88 from Bridgeport to the Wyoming line
Hwy 71 from Kimball to Scottsbluff
Hwy 71 from Scottsbluff to the Jct. of Hwy 2 (Lawn Church)
Hwy 385 from Bridgeport to Sidney
Hwy 20 from Harrison to the Wyoming line
Hwy 29 from Mitchell to Harrison
NDOT is recommending no travel on the remaining highways in the panhandle. Strong winds are creating blizzard conditions with near zero visibility at times. The driving surfaces are very slick and winds are extremely strong with gusts around 60 MPH. They do not anticipate opening the closed sections of roadway until sometime Sunday.
Live updates and latest road conditions can be found at 511.nebraska.gov.