Weather Alert

Nebraska Department of Transportation Urges Residents to Prepare for Winter

As winter weather approaches the state, the Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) encourages drivers to be prepared for winter driving conditions.

NDOT works closely with its partners to be well prepared for winter weather before it approaches. While NDOT strives to be ready for all winter storms, some are so severe, no amount of preparation can forestall hazardous conditions that come with extremely low temperatures, low visibility, heavy snowfall or dangerous ice.

“Last season, Nebraska experienced one of the worst winters on record.  We had more snow events during the winter of 2018-2019 than anyone can recall at the Nebraska Department of Transportation,” said Director Kyle Schneweis. “Our crews were well prepared to tackle last season and they remain committed to clearing the roadways as quickly as possible.  We continue to ask travelers to keep an eye on the weather and travel conditions before you head out the door.  Your safe travel is our business.”

When winter weather conditions are hazardous, NDOT may advise motorists to restrict their travel or
even advise them not to travel at all.

As winter storms approach, travelers are urged to be alert, be aware and check the most up-to-date travel conditions available through 511, Nebraska’s Advanced Traveler Information System.  The system is available at all times via Nebraska 511’s smartphone app, online at or by dialing 511 on your mobile phone.

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