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Snow arrives with dangerous wind-chillsTell North Platte what you think
 
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East Fourth, 2 p.m.

Snow and blowing snow hit North Platte Tuesday afternoon, with north winds up to 20 miles an hour and up to 5 inches of snow predicted.

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By 4 p.m., there were two accidents on slippery streets, police spokesman Rodney Brown said.

"Please drive with extreme caution as intersections and roadways are snow packed and icy," Brown said.

The temperature hovered around 10 degrees Tuesday morning and afternoon, dropping the wind chill value to 4 below, the National Weather Service in North Platte said. The wind gusted as high as 28 miles an hour.

Total daytime snow accumulation will be 1-3 inches, with another 2 inches likely before 2 a.m., the weather service said.

During the night, the wind chill value will drop as low as 22 below thanks to 15-20 mph northerly winds, gusting as high as 29 mph.

Dangerous wind chills can cause frost bite and hypothermia if precautions are not taken. If you venture outdoors, be sure to wear a hat and gloves.

The snow will taper off Wednesday morning and the sun will peek out, but the high will be only 6 degrees and the wind chill will remain as low as 22 below.

The weather will not warm up anytime soon, according to the weather service. The high temperature will stay below 20 on both Thursday and Friday, the forecasters said.

Brown reminds motorists to cleaning snow and ice off your vehicle before driving because it might hinder your vision.

"Be safe," Brown said.


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