Winter storm warning expanded
NEBRASKA CITY - The question of how far south the snowfall this morning would go was answered prior to daybreak today.
Cass and Otoe counties in southeast Nebraska were placed in a winter storm warning Monday afternoon, but the remaining counties of Johnson, Pawnee, Nemaha, and Richardson were not issued a warning until 7:22 this morning.
Snowfall this morning actually started in Falls City just before 2 a.m. By 7 a.m. Plattsmouth was reported snow and wind gusts of 17 mph.
Otoe County sheriff’s deputies say Highway 2 was down to one lane both directions at 6 a.m. and Fremont County Emergency Management reported that roads continue to deteriorate and many are snowpacked.
Four to seven inches are forecast for the southeast, with two inches already in Nebraska City at daybreak.
Here is the latest on the snow in River Country
1:53 a.m. – Falls City airport reports light snow and 26 degrees
3:15 a.m. - Nebraska City airport reports 26 degrees and light snow
4:55 a.m. – Plattsmouth airport reports light snow and 24 degrees.
5:42 a.m. – Otoe County sheriff’s deputies report Highway 2 is down to one lane both directions and average speed is 40 mph
6:55 a.m. – Plattsmouth airport reports snow and wind gusts of 17 mph.
7:22 a.m. – National Weather Service winter storm warning includes Johnson, Pawnee, Nemaha and Richardson counties until 6 a.m. Wednesday. Snow accumulations of four to seven inches are expected.
8 a.m. – OPPD and NPPD report no outages
8 a.m. – Fremont County Emergency Management posts the driving conditions continue to deteriorate and many roads are snowpacked. Also posts that temperatures of 20 degrees or below can be life-threatening to smaller dogs left outside.