A lot of Nebraskans will hit the roads this long Thanksgiving holiday weekend and the Nebraska State Patrol asks motorists to be careful.
Captain Chris Kolb with Troop C in Grand Island says the patrol expects heavy traffic beginning this afternoon.
“Thanksgiving holiday is traditionally one of the busiest travel times of the year. We’re blessed obviously this year with good weather, so that’s not going to be a factor, but we do traditionally see a drastic increase in traffic volume on the main travel portions of the road,” Kolb tells Nebraska Radio Network.
Kolb asks that travelers observe safety measures, such as buckling up, obeying the speed limit, not following too closely and taking time to plan the trip.
“While it does take just a little bit of time, it probably would pay dividends on the other end to make sure that you plan the correct route. Note that there is no construction or if there is you can adjust your departure accordingly to make sure that any kind of a delay there is taken care of with your pre-planning,” Kolb says.
The website, 511.nebraska.gov, can help travelers plan. The website provides road conditions throughout Nebraska, including construction zones.