Winter Storm Warning Information
Update 5 PM, 1/18/2023: North Platte Transit will be CLOSED tomorrow, 01/19/2023. The North Platte Rec Center and The North Platte Public Library will open at noon tomorrow, January 19th.
The National Weather Service has extended the Winter Storm Warning until 6 AM Thursday. Interstate 80 remains closed from Grand Island to the Wyoming boarder.
Update 10 AM, 1/18/2023: The City of North Platte has announced that the North Platte Rec Center will now be Closed all day. They previously scheduled to open at noon.
Update 8 AM, 1/18/2023: The City of North Platte has announced that North Platte Transit will be closed today, Wednesday January 18th, due to the weather. Our significant winter storm us underway! We are still estimated to get 12 to 18 inches of snow when this is all done. Interstate 80 and Highway 30 are closed at this time. Travel is STRONGLY not recommend.
Update 6 PM, 1/17/2023: The City of North Platte has upgraded the Snow Alert to a Snow Emergency effective at 6PM tonight. Remove vehicles from the Snow Emergency Routes to allow the plows to clean the streets properly. Latest update from the National Weather Service has increased snow amounts. By 8 AM tomorrow we could already have 11 inches of snow on the ground. We ask you to be please be patient. The road crews will be doing everything possible to keep the roads safe and clean. Please do not be on the roads unless you have to.
Closures: The North Platte Rec Center will have a late opening. They will be opening at 12 noon. The North Platte Library and the Lincoln County Courthouse will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday January 17th. At this time North Platte City Hall and Municipal Light and Water office will be open tomorrow.
Current forecast is now calling for upwards to 10 to 16 inches of snow to affect North Platte and Lincoln County.
UPDATE 9 AM, 1/17/2023: Due to the impending snow storm, the City of North Platte is issuing a SNOW ALERT, effective immediately on January 17, 2023. Please take this time to remove all vehicles from the Emergency Snow Routes. This includes all cars, trucks, boats, trailers, campers, etc. Snow Alerts are issued to give citizens time to remove vehicles from Emergency Snow Routes, prior to a Snow Emergency being issued. Here is the current timeline for the storm from the National Weather Service. Current forecast is calling 10 to 15 inches with 30 MPH winds.
Monday January 16 @ 4 PM
With the incoming Winter Storm your help is needed as the City of North Platte and Lincoln County prepares for this storm. This storm is going to make conditions hard for road crews to keep up with keeping road clear. Please be patient with the road crews as they will be doing their best to keep the roads safe and clear.
While a snow emergency has not been declared, it will be helpful for you to keep vehicles off all snow routes. We will post an update when a snow emergency has been declared.
During this storm do not travel unless it is necessary. Current forecast calls for 7 to 10 inches with 30 MPH winds. Hazardous conditions could affect the morning or evening commutes.
WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM CST /5 PM MST/ TUESDAY TO MIDNIGHT CST /11 PM MST/ WEDNESDAY NIGHT…
* WHAT…Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 7 to 10 inches.
* WHERE…Portions of north central, panhandle, southwest and west central Nebraska.
* WHEN…From 6 PM CST /5 PM MST/ Tuesday to midnight CST /11 PM MST/ Wednesday night.
* IMPACTS…Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous
conditions could impact the morning or evening commute.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Northeast winds becoming northerly could
gust up to 30 mph and cause some blowing and drifting snow.
If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in
your vehicle in case of an emergency.
Call Nebraska 511 or click new511.nebraska.gov for the latest road information.