Nebraska State Patrol reminds drivers to be prepared for winter storm

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – The Nebraska State Patrol is reminding drivers to be prepared for a winter storm, which will impact roads across the state.

As of Monday afternoon, Winter Weather Advisories, Winter Storm Warnings and Ice Storm Warnings are in effect for much of the state, according to Channel 8’s Malcolm Byron.

“The ice accumulation with this storm may have a hidden impact when coupled with snow,” said Col. John Bolduc, superintendent of the patrol. “We urge all who intend to travel to check the forecast and current road conditions before heading out. As always, take the conditions into consideration and determine if you really need to travel during the storm.”

The patrol reminds drivers to check Nebraska 511, which includes live cameras, road reports, weather radar and road closure information.

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Nebraska Department of Transportation crews has already begun working across the state to keep roads safe.

More helpful tips from the patrol: 

  • Know Before You Go – Check Nebraska 511
  • Have a winter survival kit in your vehicle in case you get stranded
  • Don’t Crowd the Plow
  • Reduce your speed and increase following distance, especially during icy conditions
  • Wear a seat belt every trip and every time

Any drivers who are stranded or need assistance can call *55 or 800-525-5555 to reach the patrol’s highway helpline.

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