15 inches of Snow closes Transcontinental Highway from Wyoming to Big Spring

The Nebraska Department of Transportation works to try and reopen Interstate 80 on Monday, after heavy snowfall totals hit the Nebraska Panhandle. (Photo/Nebraska DoT)

Important Takeaways:

  • 15 inches of snow makes Nebraska look like ‘middle of winter’ in early May
  • Heavy snowfall six weeks into spring.
  • Portions of interstates were shut down and numerous traffic accidents were reported amid a blast of winter weather on the second day of May in the Nebraska Panhandle.
  • Despite the strong early-May sun, cold air with heavy snowfall rates were enough to blanket Interstate 80, causing the important transcontinental highway to be closed for several hours from Wyoming to Big Springs

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