Winter Weather Causing Road Closures Including Hwy 385, Hwy 20, Hwy 71, Hwy 29, Hwy 87 In Northern Panhandle – UPDATE 7 PM

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Winter weather including snow and high winds are causing hazardous conditions and road closures today around the Northern Panhandle, Southwest South Dakota, and Eastern Wyoming.

Multiple accidents, including some with semis and at least one with a law enforcement vehicle, have closed Hwy 20 between Rushville and Hay Springs and Hwy 87 between Hay Springs and Alliance.

Blizzard conditions have also closed Hwy 87 from Rushville to the South Dakota state line and Hwy 250 from Rushville to Hwy 2.

Hwy 385 is closed south of Chadron to the Link 7E junction east of Hemingford, Hwy 20 is closed from Crawford to the Wyoming state line, and Hwy 29 is closed from Mitchell to Harrison.

Two sections of Hwy 71 are closed: Scottsbluff to near the Box Butte County line west of Hemingford and from its junction with Hwy 2 to 4 Mile Road south of Crawford. Hwy 2 is closed from Hemingford to Hwy 71

1-3″ of additional snow and winds with gusts up to 65mph are expected through this evening.

A Blizzard Warning is in effect for Sioux County while Dawes, Box Butte, and Sheridan Counties are in a Winter Weather Advisory all until this evening.

Check the latest road conditions below.

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3 thoughts on “Winter Weather Causing Road Closures Including Hwy 385, Hwy 20, Hwy 71, Hwy 29, Hwy 87 In Northern Panhandle – UPDATE 7 PM”

  1. I thought since it was late April, it’s now considered spring. Judging by the weather I guess not. Mother Nature just can’t seem to decide what she wants the weather to be, warm, hot, cool or cold. Sunshine, rain, snow. We’ve seen all of these and then some in the last weeks to month. I’m glad to be moving to Florida where winter weather doesn’t exist aside from a few days per year.

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  2. It’s ALWAYS snowed in April and May in Nebraska. It’s called SPRING SNOW, and it brings moisture that is DESPERATELY needed. Snow that comes in the springtime is wetter and contains more nitrogen per inch than an inch of rain.

    I’m thinking Nebraska isn’t going to notice you’re gone.

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