Nebraska Prepares for Snow
Massive Weather System To Dump Snow Across State; NDOR Monitoring Cameras Statewide
The massive weather system will dump snow on all of Nebraska and NDOR is monitoring cameras across the state Video by kmtv.comvideo
OMAHA, Neb. -- The Nebraska Department of Roads is planning for the worst but is expecting the interstate and highway road systems to be cleared just fine.
Starting at 4 a.m. Thursday, about 30 men hit the roads with plows and salt trucks. Those crews will work until noon, pre-treating the roads with a mixture of brine and salt. At noon, another 30 men will work until midnight, plowing the interstates during the worst of the storm.
The crews will continue to switch shifts until the storm is over and the roads are cleared.
The massive weather system will dump snow on all of Nebraska, and NDOR is monitoring cameras across the state, keeping an eye on the trouble spots.
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Inside the command center, crews are talking with every district in Nebraska, keeping an eye on 26 different road cameras. Staff will monitor the roads around the clock until the storm has passed. The road images are updated every 10 to 15 minutes, but pictures alone won't keep driver's safe; NDOR employee's do more than watch.
Supervisors risk their safety, traveling the roads when the weather gets bad. They look for trouble spots and call into the command center with actual road conditions. The information is then put online, where the public can receive updates.