Storm system drops one to four inches of snow

The Nebraska City area was expected to get anywhere between one to four inches of snow Friday.

Any precipitation wasn’t expected to affect the morning commute, forecasters said. However, afternoon and evening commutes were expected to be slick.

The National Weather Service predicts Beatrice, Hebron and Falls City could receive 3 to 4 inches, Lincoln and Nebraska City 2 to 3 inches and Gretna and parts of Sarpy County 1 to 2 inches. Omaha is expected to get less than an inch of snow.

The agency has issued a winter weather advisory for most of the eastern part of Nebraska, including Otoe, Cass, Lancaster, Johnson, Nemaha, Pawnee and Richardson Counties. Fremont and Page Counties, and Atchison, Nodaway, Holt and Andrew Counties are also included in the advisory.

“Unfortunately, Nebraskans have become used to winter weather this season,” said Col. John Bolduc, superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “We urge motorists to be safe on the roads and follow the tips public safety officials have issued several times already this winter.”

Another system coming through Saturday night into Sunday morning now is expected to leave behind 1-3 inches of snow in the Nebraska City area, the weather service said.

The heaviest snowfall in these areas should be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., then taper off through the late afternoon. Forecasters don’t expect there to be much snowfall during the evening commute.

Travelers can get up-to-date travel conditions through 511 Nebraska, Nebraska’s Advanced Traveler Information System. Motorists also can view real-time conditions with the NDOT Plow Tracker system, featuring cameras mounted on plows throughout the state.

The Nebraska State Patrol Highway Helpline is available 24 hours a day for motorists in need of assistance. Drivers can reach the patrol by dialing *55 from any cellphone.

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