LINCOLN – As snow and precipitation came down on Nebraska residents over the weekend, the Nebraska State Patrol was also on the scene.
According to a release from NSP, troopers responded to dozens of snow-related incidents. From Sunday through the Monday morning commute, troopers responded to more than 170 snow-related incidents on Nebraska roads.
Nebraska State Patrol officials say the last couple of days have provided a reminder of how quickly driving conditions can change with freezing rain or snow. As the weather improves this week, troopers are encouraging all drivers to remember this snow event and keep their winter driving skills ready for the upcoming season.
Troopers responded to 45 property damage or personal injury crashes throughout the state from October 25 to the morning of October 26. Troopers also assisted 125 motorists in need of help after a slide-off, disabled vehicle or other travel issue along with assisting outside agencies in several situations.
The Nebraska Department of Transportation was prepared for this storm and worked quickly as the snow fell. As the upcoming winter season approaches, NDOT teams and NSP troopers will remain ready to help during any winter weather event.
Any motorist in need of assistance on Nebraska roads can call *55 to reach the NSP Highway Helpline. Drivers are also encouraged to download the Nebraska 511 smartphone app or bookmark www.511.nebraska.gov and always check road conditions before beginning to travel in winter weather.