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.
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.
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.
⛔️Highways in Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Pipestone and Redwood counties are closed due to blowing/drifting snow and whiteout conditions. Crews will continue to work through the storm. https://t.co/yhtPwRf2sU for updates. @MnDOTsouthwest pic.twitter.com/MwfUDzFylr
— MnDOT (@MnDOTnews) April 11, 2019
Troopers warn that I-90 between Rapid City to Sioux Falls remains closed because of blizzard conditions.
Parts of I-29 remain closed as well.
This is what the https://t.co/pCVxUjmxKE map looks like this morning. NO TRAVEL ADVISED across much of the state. I29 SF to ND & I90 SF to RC remain closed. Many counties are also advising no travel on their roads. Stay where you are. #sdwx pic.twitter.com/0qTGLmeGnP
— SDDOT (@SouthDakotaDOT) April 11, 2019
Eastbound I-80 is shut down between Cheyenne and the Nebraska border, according to the Wyoming Department of Transportation.
Forecasters warn that the blizzard conditions could linger through Friday.
Transportation officials are urging drivers to check current travel conditions before beginning driving.