The Nebraska Department of Transportation in eastern Nebraska started work early this morning to prepare for the snow and blizzard conditions. Jim Laughlin says, “We had our trucks in early this morning. We started putting some salt down to create a brine to hopefully keep the snow from packing to the pavement. A layer of salt will help us peal it off the snow later today.’
Laughlin says they are working twelve hour shifts until the all clear is given. The D-O-T has 40 trucks clearing roads in the Omaha metro area alone. There are things that drivers can do to help them out.
Laughlin says, “Our plows are big trucks and they have a lot of blind spots on them. I advise drivers to give them a little bit of space. From my perspective it is always better to be behind a snow plow than try to pass it. They have a lot of blind spots and they might not see you, especially on the right hand side. Give them a lot of space.”