NSP warns thieves are stealing converters from stranded cars ahead of Lincoln storm

Sue Ellen Kilgallon

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — The Nebraska State Patrol says thieves have been targeting stranded vehicles and stealing their catalytic converters.

Troopers say the best way to protect yourself is to quickly have your car removed from the road if it breaks down.

There were nearly 70 crashes reported across the city of Lincoln when light snow began falling on Monday morning.

Several vehicles ended up in ditches, and now the area is facing weather that’s much more dangerous.

The patrol is reminding drivers to call *55 from a cellphone if you need to speak to a trooper.

You can also contact the agency at 800-525-5555.

Categories: Lancaster, Nebraska News, News, Top Stories, Weather