I-80 Reopens After Storm

Interstate 80 across Nebraska was reopened Sunday after being closed from York to the Wyoming line.

Highways throughout the state were closed by an early spring storm that brought up to 16 inches of snow in some places, compounded by winds gusting to 50 mph or higher across most of the state. The National Weather Service said some secondary roads from north-central to southwest Nebraska will remain closed through Sunday because of deep drifts.

Lincoln escaped the brunt of the storm, only reciving some light snow Sunday morning.  But did end up with gusty winds that will last throughout the day.

The heavier snow didn't miss the Capital City by much  though. David City, 55 miles northwest, reported 8 inches of snow by Sunday morning.  Power outages were also a problem in the area; the north half of David City was out part of Saturday night.

The snow was expected to taper off or end across the state by late Sunday.

The weather service said the storm brought “prodigious snowfall amounts,” ranging from 16 inches in Cody to 11 inches near Mullen and 10 inches at Hay Springs.

Some drifts were reported to be 7 feet high.