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Nebraska State Patrol Urging Weather Preparedness
02/03/2012

The Nebraska State Patrol reminds motorist to keep up-to-date on the latest weather conditions as a winter storm with potential to impact travel makes its way across the Midwest.
Anyone with travel plans is urged to make sure they understand the conditions they could be encountering. A storm this unpredictable could present a challenge for everyone on the road. Often the best plan is to delay travel until the weather has moved through.”
Travelers can check on road closures and conditions by utilizing 511 the Nebraska’s advanced traveler information system. The system can be accessed via the internet at www.511.nebraska.gov   or by dialing 511 from any cellular phone or landline. Travelers outside of Nebraska wanting to check weather and road conditions in our state can dial 1-800-906-9069.
As conditions change motorists are reminded to:

·        Adjust vehicle speeds and never travel faster than conditions allow.

·        Do not drive in slick, wet, snowy weather with your cruise control on.

·        Allow extra distance to react to others around you.

·        Exercise caution on bridges and overpasses.

·        Be sure to keep your headlights on and make sure they are cleaned off.

Motorists in need of non-emergency roadside assistance can call the Nebraska State Patrol Highway Helpline at *55 from any cell phone or 1-800-525-5555 from any landline.

 

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