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Snow and ice cause travel difficulties in northeast Nebraska


The latest winter storm wreaked havoc on some Siouxland roadways on Thursday.

Conditions have slowed down , but earlier this afternoon, snow, sleet and ice made things pretty treacherous in the open areas.

All roads were pretty well snow and ice packed Thursday morning, causing multiple accidents in Norfolk. City crews had to help a line of about ten cars navigate up an icy hill on the city's northwest side this morning.

Towards the afternoon, the snow lightened up, but the winds continued to make highway driving very difficult. There were numerous reports of whiteout conditions all along the highways here in northeast Nebraska.

Rescue workers had to shut down portions of roads near Madison, Pilger, Laurel and other areas because of accidents.

Nebraska State Patrol officials closed down a stretch of Highway 275 in western Madison County for most of the afternoon due to a multiple vehicle accident.

It happened about a half-mile east of Meadow Grove.

The cause of the accident is unknown, but there were numerous people transported to Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk with injuries.

Rescue crews from nearby Norfolk, Tilden and Battle Creek helped respond at the scene.

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