PHOTOS: Blizzard dumps snow across western Nebraska
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – It’s a winter wonderland, but just in the western half of Nebraska.
Several feet of snow were dumped in the western part of the state, thanks to a blizzard that began Monday night.
Channel 8’s Chief Meteorologist Rusty Dawkins said the storm is expected to die down Wednesday night into early Thursday.
Several Nebraskans sent Channel 8 photos from all over the state, including Rushville, Scottsbluff and Chadron.
The photos show cars, homes and more covered in a blanket of snow, leaving many Nebraskans stuck.
Snow also caused road conditions to deteriorate, leading to the closure of Interstate 80 and several other roads.
Westbound I-80 has since reopened from North Platte to the junction with Interstate 76, according to the Nebraska State Patrol.
Can’t get out the front door!
Thank you to Andrea Fisher of Gordon, NE (my hometown) for these incredible pictures. They’ve seen over a half of a foot of snow so far with 40-50 mph winds. pic.twitter.com/qbNHD9c2lh
— Rusty Dawkins KLKN (@rustywx) December 14, 2022