I-80 westbound closes from Grand Island to Wyoming border

    (Nebraska State Patrol)

    The westbound lanes of Interstate 80 are now closed from Grand Island to the Wyoming border, according to the Nebraska State Patrol.

    NSP tweeted the update just before noon on Thursday, say there is also major flooding on other highways.

    I-80 eastbound is closed from Wyoming to Ogallala.

    They also said state roads in the panhandle are still closed.

    The Nebraska Department of Transportation is asking travelers to be alert, be aware and check the most up to date travel conditions and closures available through 511, Nebraska’s Advanced Traveler Information System. The system is available at all times via phone by, online at www.511.nebraska.gov, Nebraska 511’s smartphone app or by dialing 511.

    Travelers are also encourage to use NDOT’s Plow Tracker where the public will be able to see road conditions in real time from the cabs of NDOT snowplows.

    NDOT is urging drivers to avoid using cruise control in wet or snowy weather and keep a full gas tank.

    As a reminder, the NSP Highway Helpline is available 24 hours per day for motorists in need of assistance. Drivers can reach NSP by dialing *55 from any cell phone. Call 911 for any emergency.

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