Jan 17, 2023

NSP, NDOT urge preparedness ahead of major winter storm

Posted Jan 17, 2023 10:47 PM


LINCOLN, NEB.— The Nebraska State Patrol and Nebraska Department of Transportation urge Nebraskans to be ready for significant travel impacts from the upcoming winter storm. Heavy snowfall is expected across much of the state, with the potential for a foot of snow along a line from southwest to northeast Nebraska.

“This storm will have a major impact on travel in Nebraska throughout Wednesday and into Thursday,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol, “The latest projections from the National Weather Service show all of Interstate 80 in Nebraska receiving at least three to four inches of snow, with a 300-mile range from Kimball to Grand Island seeing upwards of seven inches.”

All Nebraskans are urged to stay up to date on the latest weather conditions and forecasts from local media. If travel is necessary, check the Nebraska 511 Advanced Traveler System at 511.Nebraska.Gov. Any motorists who become stranded or need assistance can call *55 or 800-525-5555 to reach the NSP Highway Helpline and speak directly with an NSP Dispatcher.