Spokesperson Deb Collins says there will be extremely dangerous road conditions, so it’s best to stay off the roads.
If you have to go out, she says to use main roads whenever possible and take your time.
“You always need to use your seat belt. You need to slow down. You need to do all those safe winter driving things that we’ve been doing so far this year,” Collins says, “but maybe with an extra eye to whether you actually need to get out there or not.”Collins says snow-covered roads makes for hazardous conditions, but blowing snow makes things worse.
“If you do become stranded while traveling, you need to stay with your vehicle until help arrives,” she says. “We’re not only dealing with snow, but we’re dealing with possible wind chill and those freezing temperatures can be life threatening, so if your vehicle does become stuck, stay with your vehicle.”
You should always let others know when and where you’re going and what route you plan to take.
Current driving conditions are available by dialing 511 on your cell phone or when you download the Nebraska 511 app. The website and app are available by clicking HERE.
If you need emergency roadside assistance, the State Patrol Highway Helpline *55 on a cell phone or 1-800-525-5555 from a landline.