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By Don Ogle
Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

Spring Storm Cripples Area


April 18, 2018

Don Ogle

A hard-hitting spring storm that hit the area Friday left more than a hundred motorists stranded around Sidney, and electric customers from Sidney to Lake McConaughy without power for between 24 and 48 hours.

The storm began dropping snow mid-morning, and around 11:30 a.m., a multi-vehicle accident on Interstate 80 near mile marker 66 was reported and it went downhill from there.

The Nebraska State Patrol reported two major areas where accidents and poor visibility shut down traffic on I-80, one of those more than a half mile long and the other where at least 50 vehicles were stopped. By mi...

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