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UPDATE: Accident on I-80 leaves westbound lane closed for couple hours near Elm Creek exit

Accident (MGN)

Nebraska 511 tweeted out early Wednesday morning that there was an accident near the Elm Creek exit on Interstate 80 that left the westbound lane closed, but is now open.

According to the tweet, I-80 westbound closed at exit 257 (Elm Creek) to all traffic except emergency vehicles due to an accident at 12:52 a.m.

Nebraska State Patrol said one semi-truck slowed to exit while the semi behind it didn't and they crashed.

They said at least one truck was engulfed in flames but they are still unsure of any injuries.

Nebraska 511 tweeted at 4:21 a.m. that the westbound lane was back open.


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