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Spring snowstorm hits Cheyenne County

6-inches of snow, 52 mph winds reported Wednesday


Anthony Ruiz / The Sun-Telegraph

Snow covers the sidewalks and streets of downtown Sidney during a spring snowstorm Wednesday. The storm brought 50-plus mph winds and between five and six inches of snow to Cheyenne County.

Cheyenne County was bathed in a sea of white for most of Wednesday as a spring snowstorm brought heavy snow and strong winds, blanketing the region leading into the Easter holiday and forcing the closure of Interstate 80 and other routes in the Nebraska Panhandle.

The National Weather Service in Cheyenne, Wyo., received reports of between 5 and 6 inches of snow in Cheyenne County from yesterday's snowstorm. Chad Hahn, NWS Warning Coordination Meteorologist, stated in an email interview that snowstorms producing this amount of snow are not unusual during the months of March and April.

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