Mar 08, 2024

Record snowfall blast North Platte

Posted Mar 08, 2024 5:11 PM
I-80 NP Exit facing Newberry Access (Photo from NE 511)
I-80 NP Exit facing Newberry Access (Photo from NE 511)

North Platte Post/Sandhills Post

NORTH PLATTE - A winter storm rolled into the area yesterday evening and blasted North Platte with snow. The snow began falling just around 5:00pm Thursday and as the evening progressed, the snow came flying done.  

According to the National Weather Service, North Platte Office, a new single-day record was shattered when the weather service reported at 6:00am that 17.4" of snow was recorded. The previous record 13.9" that was set on January 18th, 2023. 

  Nebraska Department of Transportation crews are still clearing roads and travel is not advised. I-80 westbound is still closed from Paxton to Kearney while I-80 eastbound is closed from Sidney to Gothenburg. Highway 30 is also closed from Ogallala to Gothenburg. click here for the latest road conditions.