Snowy Black Friday causes multivehicle wreck, other snarls on I-80 near North Platte
A procession of trucks on snowy eastbound Interstate 80 wait out a prolonged closure due to a multivehicle wreck that killed two people east of North Platte Friday afternoon. The photo was posted on the Nebraska 511 website from the Nebraska Department of Transportation cameras on the I-80 overpasses at milepost 181, east of the North Platte weigh stations and two miles east of Newberry Access. Scanner traffic indicated the wreck took place about 2 p.m., ejecting four people from one vehicle who were taken to Great Plains Health. Nebraska State Patrol spokesman Cody Thomas confirmed in late afternoon that two people died in the crash. Authorities shut down eastbound I-80 from the main North Platte exit (Exit 177) to milepost 186, about four miles west of Maxwell. For more information A winter storm warning remained in effect for west central Nebraska through 6 a.m. CT Saturday.