Nebraska State Patrol, NDOT Keeps Busy During Late January Snowstorm

LINCOLN – With many Nebraskans just finishing up digging themselves out of a record-breaking snowfall, the Nebraska State Patrol and Nebraska Department of Transportation continue to urge caution on roadways throughout the state.

According to a release from NSP, troopers responded to over 600 weather related incidents, including 534 motorist assists, 53 crashes and 34 assists for other agencies during the storm Monday and its immediate aftermath Tuesday.

Troopers and dispatchers continued to help large numbers of motorists Wednesday, with another 86 motorist assists performed Wednesday evening.

Law enforcement officials started early, stayed late and never lost focus on the mission of keeping Nebraska safe during this storm.

Nebraska Department of Transportation crews also worked non-stop starting Sunday evening and continuing through mid-week to clear Nebraska roadways and keep traffic moving. NDOT plows have covered thousands of miles on Interstate 80 and other major highways around the state.

As cleanup continues as needed, make sure to give the plows the room they need to keep the roadways open.

NDOT and NSP teams continue to respond to the aftermath of Monday’s snowstorm. Any motorist on the roads should use caution in affected areas as some of the snow melts and temperatures remain low, the potential for refreeze exists. All drivers should check the Nebraska 511 system at www.511.nebraska.gov or on the 511 app to get updated road conditions before traveling. Anyone who becomes stranded on the road can call *55 to reach the NSP Highway Helpline and speak with an NSP dispatcher.

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