LINCOLN, Neb. (KCAU) — The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT), the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP), and the National Weather Service (NWS) hosted a press conference Monday morning.  

NDOT Director John Selmer, NSP State Patrol lieutenant Michael Korte, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) representative Michael Mortiz, covered important winter safety measures and announce improved 511 services.  

The 511 services now include detailed weather updates for drivers, which can be used to keep drivers safe on the roads during the cold months. Other features include information for commercial carriers, overhead digital signs, updated icons, and an improved user interface.

“Winter is often a long season in Nebraska,” said Selmer, “Bringing cold temperatures, snow, and at times, dangerous wind, NDOT is proud to partner with Nebraska State Patrol and the National Weather Service to be as prepared as possible when winter weather strikes to keep roadways open, and when necessary, close them for the safety of the traveling public and our teammates.”

View more information on the NDOT website, and watch the recorded live conference on the NDOT Facebook page.