NDOT preparing for the worst amid winter storm across the state
NORFOLK, Neb. -- Winter weather is striking much of the state once again throughout much of Wednesday and into Thursday morning.
In northeast Nebraska, some areas could get close to a foot throughout the evening into the overnight hours.
The Nebraska Department of Transportation division in Norfolk is preparing for the worst.
A supervisor with the division Dean Guenther said it’s going to be all hands on deck to keep up with the conditions.
“We made sure the last few days that our trucks were ready to go,” said Guenther. “We made sure the plows are to code. We got the blades on. We’re going to make sure the trucks are prepared.”
NDOT said they’ll be clearing the roads as much as possible throughout Wednesday evening and into the night hours, but Guenther added there’s only so much they can do.
“We’re not gonna be able to treat as much right away just because the snow is going to come down so fast [and] our treatment is not going to do anything,” Guenther said. “We’re just basically going to keep the roads scraped off with the snow and keep them cleared as possible” he added.
With the snow expected to get heavier throughout much of the evening, NDOT said that bad road conditions are very likely.
They added if you don’t have to go anywhere, stay home.
“The snow is going to accumulate on the roads. It’s gonna be ice underneath, [and] it’s gonna get slick,” said Guenther.
The winter storm warning in Madison County is in effect until 6 a.m. on Thursday.