A bright, sunny day replaces blizzard conditions in much of Nebraska and Iowa today but the frigid temperatures make it another great day to stay indoors. A winter weather advisory remains in effect until noon due to blowing and drifting snow.
Power was knocked out to Dodge, parts of Scribner and areas around West Point this morning. The power was restored to Dodge and the Scribner area but at last report crews were still working on outages to 20 or so customers outside of West Point.
Six to 10 inches of snow fell across much of the area with drifting making piles of snow even higher. The State Patrol and Nebraska Department of Transportation closed I-80 in several spots because of crashes and white out conditions. A major accident scene was east of York involving around 30 vehicles and at least 15 semis. That left a hundred of so vehicles behind the crash stranded. Another accident was between Aurora and Lincoln involving 15 to 20 vehicles. And near Waverly, a chain reaction accident left 35 vehicles stranded. Injuries have been reported from the accidents but no fatalities.
Another crash was near Aurora involving more than a dozen vehicles including 10 semis. Dozens of vehicles were stranded there. A crash near the Waverly area also left vehicles trapped.
Temperatures will struggle to reach 15 today in the West Point area with gusty winds dropping wind chills to dangerous levels.
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