NDOT advises motorists to not travel in northeast and central Nebraska


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    The Nebraska Department of Transportation says Nebraska is encountering significant flooding across the State.

    NDOT says that melting snow coupled with rain has created flooding in many parts of Nebraska, especially in the northcentral and northeast Nebraska.

    NDOT is advising motorists to not travel in northcentral and northeast Nebraska.

    This is a rapidly evolving event as flooding continues to increase causing water to run over multiple roadways.

    NDOT offers the following tips:

    • Do not travel unless it is absolutely necessary.
    • Please remember, just a few inches of water can impact your vehicle’s ability to navigate, cause it to stall, or even float it.
    • Should you encounter water over a roadway, never drive through it and do not drive around barricades or flagged closures.
    • Turn around –don’t drown.
    • Motorists are reminded to make sure everyone in their vehicle wears a seat belt and children are in a car safety seat.
    • Never use cruise control in wet weather.
    • The NSP Highway Helpline is available 24 hours per day for motorists in need of assistance. Drivers can reach NSP by dialing *55 from any cell phone.
    • Call 911 for any emergency.

    They are also advising people to plan their travel by checking 511 prior to leaving for your destination.

    NDOT says 511 provides the most up to date travel conditions available through 511, Nebraska’s Advanced Traveler Information System.

    The system is available at all times online by clicking here, Nebraska 511’s smartphone app or by dialing 511.



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