Columbus Area Blizzard Warning Starts at 1 A.M.

BLIZZARD CONDITIONS EXPECTED IN NORTHEAST NEBRASKA THROUGH SATURDAY… .A strong winter storm will bring heavy snow and winds gusting up to 45 mph or higher. This will create blizzard conditions in portions of northeast Nebraska.

Wayne-Stanton-Platte- Including the cities of Wayne, Stanton, and Columbus .

..BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT SATURDAY… * WHAT…Blizzard conditions expected. Winds gusting as high as 50 mph will cause whiteout conditions in blowing snow. Significant drifting of the snow is likely. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 8 inches, with localized amounts up to 11 inches, are expected. * WHERE…Wayne, Stanton and Platte Counties. * WHEN…Until 7 PM CDT Saturday. *

ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Travel will be very dangerous to impossible. Tree branches could fall.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout conditions, making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded, stay with your vehicle. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

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