NSP responds to almost 200 incidents, urges caution to drivers

The Nebraska State Patrol is urging caution to drivers using state roads Friday. 

As of Friday morning, NSP had responded to around 200 incidents related to the winter storm that impacted most of the state beginning Thursday. 

The storm forced parts of I-80 and Highway 30 to close for several hours Thursday. 

Both were reopened to travel as of Friday morning. 

NSP reported more than 20 crashes overnight and into the morning, but no major injuries. 

“Our troopers and dispatchers have been busy assisting stranded motorists, investigating crashes, and working with NDOT crews to both close and reopen Interstate 80,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “We’d like to thank the public for their patience and for the vast majority who have utilized sound winter driving practices to stay safe.”

Troopers also performed almost 150 motorist assists, where drivers needed help with vehicles or getting back on the road. 

The NSP Highway Helpline can be reached by calling *55 from any mobile phone. 

For any emergency, call 911.

Travelers can find up-to-date travel conditions via phone by dialing 511 or online at www.511.nebraska.gov, or on Nebraska 511’s smartphone app.

Drivers are also urged to follow Nebraska’s Move Over law and allow first responders, road crew workers, and tow truck operations room to perform their jobs.

Photo Courtesy: NSP 

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