Central Nebraska (KSNB) - Light snow fall that began to increase in intensity and accumulate at daybreak has contributed to accidents and power outages in central Nebraska. As the snow began to pile up on the roadways, slush and snow made driving hazardous.
No serious injuries were reported from accidents that included three cars driving off the road near Adams Central High School at approximately 8:00 a.m.
Among other accidents were those reported on Giltner Road east of Doniphan, as well as two between Grand Island and St. Libory on Highway 281.
Southern Power District reported via Twitter that an accident caused a power outage for their customers south of Kenesaw along Highway 6. Crews were working to make repairs from the morning incident. The outage was expected to last "a few hours". The power company reporting that a new power pole needed to be set while working with other agencies involved. Power was restored to the Adams County area shortly after 11:00 a.m. Southern Power did ask anyone still experiencing power outages to contact them at (800) 579-3019.
Local4 News meteorologist Travis Klanecky says the snow should continue throughout the day in most of central Nebraska. He expects one-to-three inches of snowfall for most of the area, with some areas of slightly more.