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Panhandle Faces Grueling Winds Over Weekend

Hundreds without power as crews work tirelessly around the clock to restore service

Sidney Sun-Telegraph

The Panhandle of Nebraska was rocked by a Spring snowstorm from the early hours of Saturday, April 6 into late afternoon on Sunday, April 7. A stark contrast to the bright and sunny 72 degrees experienced only days before, the unpredictable icy weather and howling winds that impeded travel on I-80 and Highway 30 from Big Springs to the Wyoming border forced the Nebraska State Patrol to close them in both directions. Strong gusts reaching over 75 mph in some areas made severe damage unavoidable. Numerous trees were uprooted or split in half from the ferocity of the winds, i...

 

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