Westbound Interstate Closed West of Ogallala

Westbound Interstate Closed West of Ogallala

OGALLALA, Neb. (AP) – Officials say westbound Interstate 80 will be closed later Wednesday morning because of predicted blizzard conditions.

The Nebraska Transportation Department said in a news release that the interstate will be closed west of Ogallala as of 11 a.m. Central time. The department says travel on secondary roads isn’t advised.

Snow and winds gusting as high as 65 mph (104.6 kph) are expected in the area Wednesday.

Parts of Interstates 80 and 25 are closed in Wyoming because of heavy snow and whiteout conditions.



DENVER (AP) – About 1,000 flights into Denver have been canceled as a winter storm hits the western U.S., with blizzard conditions expected to engulf parts of Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska and South Dakota.

School was canceled Wednesday in many places where up to more than a foot (30 centimeters) of snow and winds as high as 80 mph (129 kmh) was possible.

State and local government workers in Denver and Wyoming were told to stay home and many colleges also closed for the day.