Blizzard Warning Issued for Nance, Polk, Merrick Counties

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With high winds and heavy snow hitting the area, Nobles County Sheriff Kent Wilkening says utility crews have had to stand down. Expect blowing and drifting snow, reducing visibility as you travel towards Kansas and Nebraska.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. The rain then began changing over to snow in Northwest Kansas, and a few flurries could fall across the Southwest.

"Travel will be unsafe to impossible later today and tonight across the northeast plains", the weather service said in a Friday morning tweet.

The latest road conditions for the state can be obtained by calling 511.

In fact, the National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Warning for northern and western Siouxland from Friday evening into Saturday evening.

Sunday's forecast is for mostly sunny skies, a high of 34 degrees, with north winds of 15-25 miles per hour, gusting to 35.

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Blizzard conditions are supposed to last through the weekend in some areas.

In Conway, Arkansas, strong winds caused damage at several buildings at the University of Central Arkansas on Friday.

Blizzard conditions could develop across northeast Colorado, southeast Wyoming, western Nebraska and northwest Kansas during the day on Friday.

Area school, including RE-1 Valley and Merino, called off school for today yesterday based on anticipated conditions.

In the video below, you can see a semi truck off the roadway near Akron due to the winter storm.

"That that just kind of again speaks to how strong the system is, where you're going to get a lot of snow on the cold side, and severe thunderstorms in the warm part of the storm", Beitlich said.