KEARNEY, Neb. - Central Nebraska is no longer in a blizzard warning, but officials are still discouraging travel in the area.

Counties in line and east of Hall and Adams remain in a Winter Storm Warning as of 6:00 a.m. and counties in line and west of Buffalo County are in a Winter Weather Advisory. The notices remain as a north wind continues to rip through the area. The National Weather Service says it expects gusts in Kearney to remain greater than 30 mph until after noon.

Travel outside of cities in the region is nearly impossible, according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation. As of 6:00 a.m., Interstate 80 is closed in both directions from Grand Island to Lexington and the eastbound lanes are closed from Lexington to Ogallala. Highways connecting the interstate to towns like Wood River, Shelton and Alda are considered impassable, as is Highway 30 from Kearney to Elm Creek.

In Kearney, city plows are working to clear emergency snow routes. The city's live plow map says most snow snow routes have seen a plow within the last six hours, but some in residential areas hadn't by 6:00. Residential non-snow emergency routes have not been plowed.