Nebraska troopers help nearly 250 drivers during winter storm

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Troopers were busy Thursday as they helped 249 drivers during the winter storm that impacted eastern Nebraska.

The Nebraska State Patrol says troopers also responded to 20 crashes, with a majority of them happening in the eastern half of the state.

No one was seriously injured in those crashes, according to the patrol.

“This storm brought some higher-than-expected snowfall totals in areas that usually get heavy traffic,” said Col. John Bolduc, superintendent of the patrol. “While our troopers did respond to a high number of motorist assists, the number of property damage or injury crashes was kept low thanks to many people making the decision to stay off the roads.”

The patrol warns drivers to stay safe on roads that remain slick in some areas on Friday.

Drivers who may need help on the roads can call the patrol’s highway helpline at *55 or 800-525-5555.

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