A winter weather advisory remained in effect Wednesday morning for the southeastern quarter of Nebraska.
(photo courtesy of Bryan Adams)
Snow and gusty winds are slickening roads and slowing travel in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa.
A winter weather advisory remained in effect Wednesday morning for the southeastern quarter of Nebraska. Weather forecasters estimated that up to 3 inches of snow had fallen by early Wednesday morning in the Omaha area, while Lincoln officials reported around 6 inches of snow.
In western Iowa, roadways were covered with a mix of snow and ice, and the Iowa Department of Transportation warned of treacherous driving conditions.
Most schools from Lincoln to Omaha in Nebraska and in western Iowa canceled Wednesday classes.
The National Weather Service has also issued a winter storm warning for parts of central Iowa later Wednesday, with Cedar Rapids forecast to get up to 7 inches of snow.
The westbound lanes of Interstate 80 have been closed near Lincoln because of jackknifed semitrailers as blowing snow continues to cause travel problems in eastern Nebraska.
The interstate is also closed from York to Aurora in both directions due to ice, high winds, blowing snow and zero visibility. Highway 6 is also closed at Milford east to the Highways 103 junction.