About 300 weather-related incidents keep Nebraska troopers busy

Nebraska News
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The winter weather kept troopers in Nebraska busy over the weekend as they responded to about 300 weather-related incidents, according to the Nebraska State Patrol. 

They said that troopers performed 216 motorist assists, responded to 43 crashes, and assisted outside agencies with 28 additional incidents as snow fell across the state from Friday to Sunday. 

“Our troopers and dispatchers are always ready to help motorists who need assistance,” said Colonel John Bolduc, superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “The snow provided a challenge for drivers this weekend, but our team was proud to be there for those in need of help.”

They expect another round of snow on Tuesday and ask drivers to be prepared. They recommend staying up-to-date with forecasts, check driving conditions, and ensuring that vehicles are ready for winter driving. People can get a view of road conditions through the state’s 511 website or through their new plow tracker

Any driver that needs help while on the road can call *55  to reach the patrol’s Highway Helpline. 

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