Blowing snow and strong winds created white-out conditions that closed Interstate 80 (eastbound) at Grand Island. Several accidents, including jack-knifed semis, lead to the closure just after 12:00 pm CDT.
Many motorists were left to sit on I-80 while the road was closed. Blizzard Warnings were extended til 4pm across the area due to the hazardous conditions.
Video package opens with POV shot of the first of two jack-knifed semis along I-80 east of Grand Island (between MM319-320) that was blocking the left lane. Various other shots of the accident scene, including up-close of a tow truck, the semi, and emergency crews.
Next shots of a second accident under the NE-2 bridge on the east side of Grand Island (exit 318). Various angles of that accident scene.
Next scene of a cop standing in the blowing snow next to cruiser along I-80.
Next shot of a pick-up truck that spun around facing west on the eastbound lanes of I-80.
Next shot of a trailer in the grass off of I-80.
Next series of shots were taken of the topped traffic in the I-80 closure east of Grand Island.
Next shot of two snow plows going west along I-80.
Final shots POV of low visibility driving along I-80.
(note, videographer still sitting stopped on I-80 as of this upload).