Snowstorm Moves Out

By: KOLN/KGIN & Associated Press
By: KOLN/KGIN & Associated Press

School Closings

Snow finally came to an end Friday evening for the Cornhusker State. The storm that caused the latest round of wintry precipitation has moved well to our east.

At its peak, the storm was dropping 1 to 1.5 inches of snow per hour on eastern Nebraska.

By mid-afternoon Friday, 8.3 inches of snow had fallen in North Platte and 6 inches in parts of Omaha, with up to an inch more in the city's outlying communities. There were reports of 8 inches in Eustis and 6 inches in Columbus.

In Lincoln, city officials say street crews continue full-scale plowing efforts on snow emergency routes, major arterials and bus routes.

They say as crews are freed-up after work is completed on these major routes and arterials, residential areas will be addressed Friday evening, continuing into the overnight hours and Saturday morning. Crews will be concentrating on clean-up work and “drift control” when they hit the residential areas.

Over 100 accidents have been reported to LPD since this morning. StarTran reports that buses are running about five to ten minutes behind schedule.

The Nebraska Department of Roads reports snow and ice covering highways in much of the state. Blowing snow is also causing problems in some areas.

Shawn Jacobs, a National Weather Service meteorologist in North Platte, says he's gotten two reports of 10-inch-deep snow.

The first came from an observer 15 miles north of North Platte; the second report came from Callaway in Custer County, northeast of North Platte.

Drifts to 3 feet were reported in Arnold, which is on the west edge of Custer County.

Jacobs says the snow started before 3 a.m. in North Platte and had reached nearly 8 inches in only eight hours.

For the latest road conditions, call 5-1-1, click on the road conditions link on the right side of the page, or the link at the bottom of this story. You'll also find a link to Lincoln's snow removal page. For the latest 10/11 Pinpoint Weather forecast, go to our weather page.


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  • by TUX Location: Hot Springs Village AR on Feb 13, 2009 at 05:31 PM
    I moved here from Ne Last year I don't miss the snow
  • by Anonymous on Feb 13, 2009 at 10:44 AM
    yes! no school.
  • by David Location: Lincoln on Feb 12, 2009 at 06:35 PM
    I hope we get snow in Lincoln I don't want school tomorrow
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