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Highways closed in Minnesota, Nebraska due to snow storm

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) --     A severe winter storm is prompting officials to close highways in southern Minnesota and in Nebraska.  

The Minnesota Department of Transportation says Interstate 90 west of Albert Lea closed at 2 p.m. Tuesday because of hazardous driving conditions. 

The State Patrol says highways south of Highway 14 in southern Minnesota also are closed.

The patrol says numerous crashes are reported in the Twin Cities as heavy snow falls.

The National Weather Service is predicting 4 to 8 inches of snow in the Twin Cities and its suburbs. Accumulations of 6 to 11 inches of snow are expected south of a line from Redwood Falls to Minneapolis.

In Nebraska,  heavy snow and strong winds have forced officials to close more than 100 miles of Interstate 80 in the eastern part of the state.  

The Nebraska Department of Roads closed I-80 from Lincoln west to Elm Creek a bout 10:00 a.m. Tuesday morning.

In western Nebraska, Interstate 76 is also closed between I-80 and I-70 in Colorado.

Several smaller highways in southwest Nebraska are closed leading into Kansas.

Officials say the wind and snow are creating blizzard conditions across much of the state. They're not recommending travel across most of Nebraska.

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