Winter storm forces closures of rest areas on I-80

The Nebraska State Patrol and the Nebraska Department of Transportation are advising minimal travel for the duration of the storm. Rest areas on I-80 are closed. (Source: Nebraska Department of Transportation.)

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. KNOP-TV The Nebraska State Patrol and the Nebraska Department of Transportation are advising minimal travel for the duration of the storm.

Rest areas on I-80 are closed.

Blowing and drifting snow are being reported on I-80 at North Platte eastbound. I-80 in both directions at Ogallala is completely covered in snow. I-80 west of Ogallala is completely covered with mixed snow, ice or slush.

Troopers will still be out patrolling. If you need assistance call *55, 1-800-525-5555 or 911.