OGALLALA - Traffic on Interstate 80 was diverted to Highway 30 in western Nebraska Saturday afternoon due to a multiple vehicle accident near Big Springs.

Four people were injured in the accident at mile marker 121 in Keith County. Three people were transported to a nearby hospital by ambulance. One person was airlifted by medical helicopter to another hospital. Their names and conditions are unknown.

Both lanes of I-80 were closed from Big Springs to Ogallala. In Ogallala, traffic could be seen filling the city's overpass with travelers leaving the highway or coming off the interstate.

Both lanes were reopened in the early afternoon.