Slick conditions lead to multiple accidents in central Nebraska
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - Road conditions are very slick for drivers in central Nebraska following freezing drizzle and a wintry mix Tuesday.
An Amazon truck jackknifed and slid into a ditch on I-80, according to a photo posted by Nebraska State Patrol Troop C which serves south central Nebraska.
Another accident shutdown eastbound traffic on I-80 between Shelton and Wood River due to a crash.
Nebraska State Patrol said the single-vehicle crash involving a semi happened around 7:20 a.m. near mile marker 293.
The truck was carrying hazardous materials. Hazmat mutual aid was called to help the situation.
As of 4 p.m., NSP said the eastbound lanes remained closed as NDOT worked to clean up the situation.
🚨 TRAFFIC ALERT🚨— Nebraska State Patrol (@NEStatePatrol) November 29, 2022
I-80 EASTBOUND is CLOSED between Shelton and Wood River (mile markers 291 and 300) because of a crash. The closure may be lengthy. Please plan accordingly. pic.twitter.com/w3IqvB4ZBH
Wind & ice made driving conditions slick Tuesday morning. Emergency officials are urging drivers to be cautious, slow down and keep extra distance between other vehicles and yourself.
Leave early, drive slow, follow at a distance, and arrive safe. The drizzle is freezing and roads are slick. #newx pic.twitter.com/o8JiDM5z3x— GI Police (@GIPoliceDept) November 29, 2022
Slick roads continue this morning for GI. This outside of Station 2. #GIFD pic.twitter.com/pgO501qzEB— @GIFireDept (@GIFireDept) November 29, 2022
Drivers should check Nebraska 511 for road condition updates. You are also able to check out the plow tracker to see where they are in the state.
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