All state highways and interstate in Nebraska's panhandle are closed, according to the Nebraska State Patrol. 

The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) closed westbound I-80 at Ogallala at 10:00 a.m. MDT or 11:00 a.m. CDT Wednesday, due to blizzard conditions. 

Travelers are advised to be alert, be aware and check the most up to date travel conditions and closures
available through 511, Nebraska’s Advanced Traveler Information System.

The system is available at all times via phone by, online at, Nebraska 511’s smartphone app or by dialing 511.

Governor Pete Ricketts in consultation with the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) issued an emergency declaration effective March 12, 2019, in anticipation of severe weather issues set to impact the state.