Powerful system leaves behind heavy snow in western Nebraska

NEBRASKA (AP) – People in western Nebraska can actually see the sun Friday now that a powerful snowstorm has blown through.

Thursday’s spring blizzard was the second “bomb cyclone”-type storm system to hit the region in a month. It left behind more than a foot of snow and deeper drifts in spots thanks to winds that gusted to more than 60 miles per hour.

Region 22 Emergency Management Director Tim Newman said he was snowed in at his Banner County home with drifts more than four feet high.

Travel remains a problem. The Nebraska Transportation Department reports that several highways are packed with snow and remain closed.