NSP reminds drivers to be prepared for winter storms

"For most of us, this may be the first time driving in winter conditions this season. That’s why preparation ahead of time is so vital," said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of Nebraska State Patrol.
Nsp Truck And Ndot Plow
Photo courtesy of NSP

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – With the potential of snowfall over the weekend, The Nebraska State Patrol and the Nebraska Department of Transportation remind drivers to be prepared for winter driving conditions.

“For most of us, this may be the first time driving in winter conditions this season. That’s why preparation ahead of time is so vital,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of Nebraska State Patrol.

Bolduc says drivers can utilize Nebraska’s 511 system before traveling in winter weather conditions. NDOT upgraded Nebraska 511, which allows users to view live cameras, road reports and closure information.

“Together with our partners, we want to remind travelers to slow down, give plow drivers space,
and increase following distances, even when snowfall amounts are in the one-to two-inch range,” said John Selmer, NDOT Director.

NSP tells drivers to not crowd the plow, reduce speed, increase following distance and buckle up for every trip.

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