With winter weather approaching, perhaps sooner than we might like, the Nebraska Department of Roads says its newly streamlined 511Travel Information website offers motorists solid information on road conditions they travel.
Department of Roads spokeswoman Mary Jo Oie says recent improvements have made the information offered on the website even more user-friendly with the condition of roadways, cameras at certain junctions, and an additional layer that indicates the traffic speeds on different roadways.
Oie says another new feature aims to help the commuter.
“And there’s also a new option to create an account for commuters who like to travel certain routes and you can save those routes and then you can get an alert either sent to you by text, or email, or cell phone to let you know if the road conditions are changing,” Oie tells Nebraska Radio Network affiliate KHUB.
Not to alarm anyone with the forecast indicating temperatures will plummet throughout the state this week, a quick check of NDOR cameras disclose roadways partially covered with snow.
Connie Green, KHUB, contributed to this story.