Nov 26, 2019 10:44 AM

I-76 closed from Nebraska line to Denver

Posted Nov 26, 2019 10:44 AM

The looming winter storm is already forcing road closures to our west.

According to a news release from the Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT), Colorado officials have closed the Interstate 76 corridor from the Nebraska/Colorado line to Denver. Officials say heavy, accumulating snow and slick roads have caused dangerous travel conditions.

NDOT has closed I-76 at the I-76 and I-80 junction at Big Springs for westbound travel.

NDOT warns that travel conditions are expected to continue to decline in the State, especially in rural areas where blowing snow could cause more issues with roadways.

For the latest road condtions, call 5-1-1.

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Authorities ID remains of missing woman; 3 people arrested

IMPERIAL, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say they’ve found the remains of a missing woman in southwest Nebraska and arrested three people suspected of involvement in her disappearance and in the kidnapping of another woman.

The Chase County Sheriff’s Office says the body was found Sunday afternoon near Imperial. Her father had reported three days earlier that he hadn’t heard from his 22-year-old daughter for about a week. Authorities identified her Monday as Annika Swanson of Imperial.

A 43-year-old man from rural Enders was arrested Thursday. County court records say Russell Mann is charged with two felony counts of being an accessory to kidnapping. The records don’t list an attorney for him.

The sheriff’s office says two more people were arrested Saturday in Fort Collins, Colorado. Twenty-four-year-old Kevin German, of Colorado Springs, Colorado; and 22-year-old Keonna Carter, of Taylorsville, Utah, are charged with kidnapping, use of a firearm, assault and other crimes. The court records don’t list attorneys for them.

All three are also suspected in the kidnapping and assault of a 20-year-old woman. The sheriff’s office says she’s safe now.