- Associated Press - Sunday, January 15, 2017

BUFFALO COUNTY, Neb. (AP) - The Nebraska State Patrol is urging people to stay off the roads if possible as an ice storm moves across the region.

Several crashes across the state, including a fiery collision involving two semitrailer trucks, were blamed on the icy conditions Sunday.

State Patrol Colonel Brad Rice says the storm will create hazardous conditions, especially Sunday night and Monday.

On Sunday morning, two trucks crashed around 9 a.m. on Interstate 80 west of Kearney. The highway was closed for several hours.

A snow plow even slid off the road in Adams County.

Ice accumulations of one-quarter to three-quarters of an inch appear likely in Nebraska and Iowa, making driving dangerous and threatening to bring down tree limbs and power lines.

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