Storm Hits Corn Belt With Heavy Snow, Strong Wind

Monday, April 6th 2009, 5:42 am
By: News On 6

OMAHA, Neb. – A storm system brought strong wind and more than a foot of snow to the Corn Belt states over the weekend, creating snow drifts several feet high and knocking out power to thousands in Nebraska.

The spring storm hit hardest in western Nebraska, where the National Weather Service reported 16 inches of snow and wind gusting 50 mph.

The Nebraska Public Power District said about 3,000 customers were without electricity at the height of the storm, but power had been restored to all but 300 by Sunday.

The system dumped 11 inches of snow on Mullen, Neb., and winds created drifts up to 7 feet high. The storm was expected later Sunday to move into Iowa, where up to 10 inches of snow was expected near Webster City and up to 7 inches in northern parts of the state.


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