Overnight Storm Blows in Snow, Delays Schools

Overnight Storm Blows in Snow, Delays Schools
This picture taken from the NDOR cameras shows the Battle Creek Spur as of about 4 a.m. Wednesday.

UPDATED WITH AREA SNOWFALL TOTALS

NORFOLK – The Nebraska Department of Roads is reporting that most of the highways in northeast and North Central Nebraska are completely covered with snow, as a system moved through the area overnight.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory that will expire at noon today. They say an additional one to two inches of snow is possible yet this morning. The latest snow reports out of Norfolk came in around six this morning, when five inches of snow had fallen.

A number of area school districts elected to go with late starts on Wednesday, to give state and city crews time to clear off the road. Others, like Wayne and Winside, elected not to chance it and closed for the day.

The City of Norfolk did declare a snow emergency overnight, which means cars are prohibited from parking on the odd-numbered sides of the street and are not allowed to park anywhere along the city’s emergency route.

AREA SNOWFALL TOTALS:

Ainsworth – 10″
Neligh – 6.5″
Bassett – 5.2″
Emerson – 5″
Newport – 5″
Norfolk – 5″
West Point – 5″
Stanton – 4.9″
Concord – 3.5″
Verdel – 3.4″

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