Winter Weather Not a Concern for Nebraska Holiday Travelers

With Christmas just three days away, holiday travel is in full swing. But snow in Lincoln and winter weather advisories in other states may be affecting people's holiday travels.

Motorists took a break from the road and headed to Shoemaker's Truck Station off I-80 in Lincoln, but while some say the overnight snowfall wasn't enough to keep them from heading out of town, out-of-state travelers say their trips have been far from easy.

Donny Leach lives in Lincoln but headed to Kansas for the holiday season and says his trip back was harder than expected.

"Plans for the holidays are to stay around here," said Leach. "I went back home the other night and the weather was kind of bad so I think it's best to stay in this year."

Truck drivers, like Randy White, say the holiday snow may make it hard for them to get home in time for Christmas.

"I'm headed to Salt Lake City, Utah, and I'm hoping to make it back to Chicago by Christmas, so hopefully last night was the last of the bad weather for me," said White.

Chris Onstead and his son are headed to Minnesota for the holidays and say, for them, the trip looks like smooth sailing.

"We're supposed to hit the road again Monday towards Minnesota and it look cold with no precipitation, but I haven't seen the return trip information yet," said Onstead.

If you're staying in the area, Lincoln Police Department says slick and icy roads are still a cause for concern. They're urging residents to use caution by anticipating stops and slow down when turning onto residential streets.


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