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Roads resembling moonscape? Here are some tips to avoid potholes

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Our cars are taking a beating as this winter’s freeze-thaw cycle is leading to deep potholes on virtually all of Nebraska’s roads. A spokeswoman for the state’s largest auto insurer says smacking a pothole just right may do a lot more than rattle your teeth, it can translate to an expensive repair bill. Ann Avery, […]

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Survey of Nebraska wells shows groundwater levels are changing

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Groundwater levels are recovering after the 2012-2013 drought, according to the Nebraska Geological Survey’s Nebraska Statewide Groundwater-Level Monitoring Report. Measurements taken from Spring 2014 to Spring 2015 shows an average rise of a little more than six inches. Aaron Young, survey geologist, says that is still far from making up for the recent drought. “We’re […]

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Like watching the weather? Learn to be an official spotter

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If you’re fascinated by watching storms roll in, it may be time to take your interest to the next level. Dozens of severe weather “spotter” training courses will be held in Nebraska over the next several weeks. Kelsey Angle, warning coordination meteorologist at the National Weather Service, says the courses are free and open to […]

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Winter storm in Nebraska one for the record books

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The National Weather Service reports the Feb. 1-2 winter storm was record setting in parts of Nebraska. The snowfall totals for Tuesday smashed records for the day and month in Grand Island and Hastings, but came short of being an all-time-high in those cities. That honor remains with a March 2006 storm. Jeremy Wesely is […]

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I-80 re-opens across Nebraska

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Interstate 80 has re-opened in Nebraska. The Nebraska Department of Roads closed the interstate, from Lincoln to North Platte as blizzard conditions stranded vehicles and made travel nearly impossible on I-80 Tuesday. The interstate remained closed as vehicles were removed and snow plows pushed snow off the pavement. NDOR re-opened the interstate in intervals, opening […]

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Snow day and sledding in Nebraska

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School is cancelled for a second day in many parts of the state after Tuesday’s snowstorm and blizzard. Erin Bock of Omaha is making good use of the free day and the snow and took her children sledding this morning at Memorial Park. Bock says, “We spent yesterday keeping it pretty low-key. It was time […]

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Blowing snow, icy conditions continue to make travel hazardous

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The Nebraska Department of Roads reports many roadways are still impassable Wednesday morning. Some of those are completely covered with snow. According to NDOR, roads crews continue to work on highways southwest and south central Nebraska. Travel remains difficult and is strongly discouraged due to zero visibility and drifting snow. Specifically, Interstate 80 is closed in the […]

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Blowing snow, icy conditions continue to make travel hazardous

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The Nebraska Department of Roads reports many roadways are still impassable Wednesday morning. Some of those are completely covered with snow. According to NDOR, roads crews continue to work on highways southwest and south central Nebraska. Travel remains difficult and is strongly discouraged due to zero visibility and drifting snow. Specifically, Interstate 80 is closed in the […]

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Blowing snow, icy conditions continue to make travel hazardous

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The Nebraska Department of Roads reports many roadways are still impassable Wednesday morning. Some of those are completely covered with snow. According to NDOR, roads crews continue to work on highways southwest and south central Nebraska. Travel remains difficult and is strongly discouraged due to zero visibility and drifting snow. Specifically, Interstate 80 is closed in the […]

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Blowing snow, icy conditions continue to make travel hazardous

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The Nebraska Department of Roads reports many roadways are still impassable Wednesday morning. Some of those are completely covered with snow. According to NDOR, roads crews continue to work on highways southwest and south central Nebraska. Travel remains difficult and is strongly discouraged due to zero visibility and drifting snow. Specifically, Interstate 80 is closed in the […]

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Blowing snow, icy conditions continue to make travel hazardous

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The Nebraska Department of Roads reports many roadways are still impassable Wednesday morning. Some of those are completely covered with snow. According to NDOR, roads crews continue to work on highways southwest and south central Nebraska. Travel remains difficult and is strongly discouraged due to zero visibility and drifting snow. Specifically, Interstate 80 is closed in the […]

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Blowing snow, icy conditions continue to make travel hazardous

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The Nebraska Department of Roads reports many roadways are still impassable Wednesday morning. Some of those are completely covered with snow. According to NDOR, roads crews continue to work on highways southwest and south central Nebraska. Travel remains difficult and is strongly discouraged due to zero visibility and drifting snow. Specifically, Interstate 80 is closed in the […]

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Interstate 80 closed from Lincoln to North Platte

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Interstate 80, from Lincoln to North Platte, is closed. The Nebraska Department of Roads closed the interstate due to the heavy snowfall and high winds of the winter storm that is still making its way through Nebraska. NDOR says road crews continue to plow snow in southwest and south-central Nebraska in an effort to keep […]

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Travel not advised, roads closed, Nebraska pulls snow plows

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Roads throughout Nebraska are snow-covered with both the Nebraska State Patrol and the Nebraska Department of Roads advising motorists not to travel today. NDOR pulled its snowplows off of state highways in District Three, Norfolk due to extremely low visibility. NDOR says blowing and drifting snow is making the roads impassable. The roads department calls […]

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Omaha Fire Department taking extra steps to respond during the storm

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The Omaha Fire Department has taken steps to make sure they can respond to all emergencies during this winter storm. Chief Bernie Kanger says all trucks and medic units are equipped with chains but it may take them a bit longer to arrive to calls.  He says there is one thing the public can do […]

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