Nebraska State Patrol responded to over 200 weather-related incidents during winter storm

LINCOLN, Neb. (KTIV) –  Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol were Thursday as a large winter storm dropped several inches of snow across the state.

Since the time the storm began late Monday, troopers responded to more than 200 weather-related incidents.

“Our troopers show dedication to public safety in countless ways, but days like today demonstrate that work from border to border,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “Our team of troopers and dispatchers is always ready to help.”

Throughout the storm, troopers performed more than 170 motorist assists, which can involve stranded vehicles, slide-offs, or other non-emergency events.

Troopers also responded to 28 crashes. There are no reports of life-threatening injuries in any of those crashes.

“We’d also like to salute the team at NDOT, local law enforcement agencies, tow truck operators, local public works crews, and many others for their work on days like today,” said Colonel Bolduc. “Those crews have been working around the clock during the storm to keep the roads as clear as possible and keep traffic moving safely.”

The Nebraska State Patrol advises motorists to keep a winter weather survival kit in each vehicle. Some basic items to include:

  • A first aid kit
  • Phone charger
  • Ice scraper
  • Shovel
  • Small bag of sand
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Blankets or sleeping bags
  • Extra clothing and winter accessories
  • Jumper cables
  • Towrope
  • Tool kit
  • Matches
  • Candles
  • Red flag or bandana
  • High energy or dehydrated foods
  • Bottled water