(Lincoln, NE) -- Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts issued an Emergency proclamation Friday, following this week's ongoing winter storm. It provides State aid in opening public roads and medical assistance for affected areas of the Nebraska Panhandle and North Central Nebraska. The storm caused damage to public and private property and prevented emergency access to remote locations. Dawes County in the Panhandle had two feet of snow from Tuesday's storm. Lesser amounts fell in other surrounding areas.