Heavy snow blankets parts of Nebraska Panhandle

Posted By: KLKN Newsroom

 HARRISON, Neb. (AP) _ A heavy spring snow has blanketed much of the Nebraska Panhandle. National Weather Service meteorologist Tim Trudel said Monday that up to a foot of snow fell near Harrison in Sioux County on Sunday. He says there was 4 to 6 inches on the ground as of 8 p.m. Sunday north of Kimball, and he expected 1-2 inches to fall there Monday as another portion of a storm system moves through.

Trudel says “it’s not too terribly unusual to have snow fall” on May 11 in Nebraska, citing a report from Scottsbluff: The 5 inches that fell there on Sunday bested the 1983 date record of 2.6 inches. He says westbound Interstate 80 remained closed Monday morning to keep motorists from reaching Wyoming, where travel conditions were even worse.