Some residents of Nebraska were greeted by a foot of snow Thursday morning.
An early November storm blanketed portions of southwest Nebraska overnight, dropping 12 inches of snow near Stratton and 9 inches in Max, and 8 inches near Benkleman, Culbertson and Parks.
In south-central Nebraska, there were reports of 8 inches of snow near Holdrege, 6 inches in Minden and 3.6 inches at the Grand Island airport.
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The Nebraska Department of Transportation cautioned drivers that Interstate 80, highways and county roads were covered with snow in much of south-central and southwest Nebraska, making driving hazardous.
No advisories were posted for Lincoln, but drivers ran into some difficulties as the snow began to fall around 9 a.m. By 9:30, there were reports of crashes along the interstate system, including a crash involving five vehicles on southbound Interstate 180 and a pickup that rolled off I-80 near Waverly.
No serious injuries were reported from crashes in the Lincoln area.
Snowfall was light in the Capitol City — some areas of the city reported about an inch of snow — but city crews worked into Thursday evening to treat arterial streets.
Forecasters said the light snow could extend into Friday morning, and gusty winds on Friday could cause additional problems. Friday's high temperature of around 28 degrees in Lincoln could come in the morning hours, before skies clear and temperatures drop to near 10 degrees overnight.
Saturday's Husker game will be frigid with a temperature of 25 at kickoff, but gusty northwest winds bringing the wind chill to near 10.