Spring blizzard forces significant road closures in several states

Blizzard Road Closures

A serious winter weather storm has forced transportation officials to close several major roadways.

A major winter weather storm has pummeled several midwestern states, causing hundreds of crashes and road closures.

Nebraska

Around 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 11, the Nebraska State Patrol announced that they were closing I-80 between Lexington and they Wyoming border as well as I-30 in that same area.

ALERT: Due to blizzard conditions, Interstate 80 is now CLOSED between Lexington (mm 237) and Wyoming for both…

Posted by Nebraska State Patrol on Thursday, April 11, 2019

Minnesota

The Minnesota State Patrol says that all major roadways are closed in the southwestern part of the state and advises drivers to stay off the road. Hundreds of crashes have been reported overnight and into this morning.

South Dakota

Troopers warn that I-90 between Rapid City to Sioux Falls remains closed because of blizzard conditions.

Some of you out there may be wondering why can't I 90 from Rapid City to Sioux Falls be opened. This is why. Blowing…

Posted by South Dakota Highway Patrol on Thursday, April 11, 2019

Parts of I-29 remain closed as well.

Wyoming

Eastbound I-80 is shut down between Cheyenne and the Nebraska border, according to the Wyoming Department of Transportation.

Interstate 80 eastbound is closed this morning between Cheyenne and Nebraska due to weather conditions in Nebraska….

Posted by WYOMING DEPT. OF TRANSPORTATION on Thursday, April 11, 2019

Forecasters warn that the blizzard conditions could linger through Friday.

Transportation officials are urging drivers to check current travel conditions before beginning driving.

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