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Winter storm dumps snow on Upper Midwest

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 12/29/20, 03:54 pm

WHEATON, Ill.—Nebraska closed both directions of Interstates 80 and 76 in the western part of the state on Tuesday morning due to heavy snow. A strong storm system crawled across the Upper Midwest throughout the day, with the National Weather Service issuing warnings lasting into early Wednesday for parts of Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Illinois.

Which states were affected? By mid-morning, parts of Nebraska had received 3 inches, with more on the way, and police in Omaha have blamed several accidents on the weather. Forecasters encouraged travelers in Iowa to stay put if possible, and parts of the state could get up to a foot of snow. Wisconsin is expecting up to 10 inches. Parts of Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, and Iowa face up to a quarter of an inch of ice, according to AccuWeather.

Dig deeper: Find the latest at the National Weather Service.

The interstates in this article have been corrected.

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Rachel Lynn Aldrich

Rachel is an assistant editor for WORLD Digital. She is a Patrick Henry College and World Journalism Institute graduate. Rachel resides with her husband in Wheaton, Ill.

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