Several crashes Friday morning, NB JFK Reopened

A crash on the JFK highway had a major impact on traffic during the morning commute on Friday.
Published: Dec. 23, 2022 at 7:19 AM CST|Updated: Dec. 23, 2022 at 8:00 AM CST
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Frigid temperatures and increased traffic did not lend to any melting overnight. The thin layer of snow on the roads has led to numerous crashes included several one car spin outs. The worst of the issues was on NB JFK near Gilmore road where that crash had cause the road to be shut down at Chandler road as of 6:30am. As of about 8am, that road was allowed to reopen.

Several other major roads including many of the bridges and ramps are very slick this morning and have led to several crashes into the median and other vehicles. Several police departments are advising you to drive slower than normal while temperatures are so cold. Assessing damage and exchanging information in sub-zero temperatures with wind chills near -30 below can lead to frostbite in less than 20 minutes.

Rusty's Frigid Forecast

The strongest of the wind and the coldest of the cold will be behind us after today. Senior Chief Meteorologist Rusty Lord talks about "warmer" weather for the holiday weekend and melting that will follow it next week. There is a snow chance to watch Christmas night.

Posted by 6 News WOWT on Friday, December 23, 2022