NEBRASKA CITY – Snow began falling in Nebraska City shortly after 1 p.m. Tuesday following a run of freezing drizzle earlier in the day.
The thick coating of ice on windshields was a headache Tuesday morning for drivers who parked outside overnight. It also made for slick streets, sidewalks and parking lots.
Highway 75 at the Highway 8 junction south of Dawson in Richardson County was closed due to an accident Tuesday afternoon. There was no word on what caused the crash. All traffic was being diverted on Highway 8.
The evening commute could be just as tough, if not tougher.
The National Weather Service extended the winter weather advisory until 6 a.m. Wednesday for southeast Nebraska, southwest Iowa, northwest Missouri and northeast Kansas.
According to the weather service, heavier snow amounts are expected in southeast Nebraska and northwest Missouri. Nebraska City, Falls City, Rock Port, Lincoln and Omaha could see anywhere between four to six inches. Red Oak, Iowa is expecting three to four inches.
Other hazards include: winds gusting to 20-30 mph, wind chills in the single digits, blowing snow that reduces visibility and the possibility of an icy sheen beneath the snow.
Officials say to plan on slippery road conditions and use caution while driving.
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