Stranded? NSP says don’t stray from your vehicle
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Extreme cold temperatures are sweeping across Nebraska this week and the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) are urging drivers to be cautious.
“The cold temperatures we are expecting throughout the state this week can be dangerous,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “It’s critical that motorists are prepared in the event they become stranded while traveling. That preparation includes knowing what you need to do and having the proper items with you to help.”
If you become stranded during frigid temps, stay inside your vehicle and call for help. Your car is the best shelter from cold weather and is the easiest thing for emergency services to spot.
Make sure you are prepared with a Vehicle Survival Kit, as well.
If needed, call the NSP Highway Helpline for roadside assistance at *55 or 800-525-5555. Be familiar with your destination, route, and estimated arrival time as this could help NSP locate your vehicle.
Over the weekend, troopers responded to more than 200 weather-related incidents, including 179 motorist assists, and 31 crashes.