People across the Panhandle continue to dig out after Wednesday’s blizzard, but the Nebraska Department of Transportation says nearly all highways in western Nebraska are now open for drivers.
By mid-morning, the stretch of Highway 71 from Gering to Kimball has re-opened; however the stretch from Kimball to the Colorado state line remains closed- as well as Scottsbluff to Crawford.
As of 1:30 p.m. Friday, the only highway that remained closed to traffic was Highway 88 between Bridgeport and Harrisburg.
Roads may still be slick, and drivers are encouraged to exercise caution.
Additionally, in town many side streets are still undriveable. There are multiple reports of vehicles still getting stuck on non-emergency snow routes and are being forced to abandoned their vehicles.
Local city crews are continuing their efforts to clear roads, and patience from the public is requested.