Nebraska troopers help drivers across state amid winter weather

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Nebraska troopers helped 78 motorists on Thursday as most of the state caught an early glimpse of winter weather.

The Nebraska State Patrol also investigated 46 crashes and helped out other agencies with 24 responses, the patrol said in a press release Friday.

“This is just the beginning of winter weather for the season, so it’s important to be prepared,” said Col. John Bolduc, superintendent of the patrol. “It’s critically important during adverse driving conditions to move over and make room for first responders who are working roadside.”

The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office thinks ice and speed were major factors in a crash north of Lincoln that killed a 24-year-old man early Friday morning.

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“As the winter months arrive, we urge all Nebraskans to get into the winter driving mindset now,” Bolduc said. “Slow down, drive to the conditions, and move over for those working on the road.”

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