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Nebraska soldiers help nearly 250 drivers through winter storm

Courtesy of the Nebraska State Patrol

LINCOLN, Neb. (Nebraska) — Soldiers were busy Thursday as they helped 249 drivers during the winter storm that hit eastern Nebraska.

The Nebraska State Patrol says soldiers also responded to 20 incidents, most of which occurred in the eastern half of the state.

No one was seriously injured in those crashes, according to the patrol.

“This storm brought higher-than-expected snow totals to areas that typically receive heavy traffic,” said patrol superintendent Colonel John Bolduc. “While our Soldiers responded to large numbers of automotive aids, the number of property damage or injury incidents was kept low thanks to many people making the decision to stay off the streets.”

The patrol warns drivers to stay safe on roads which remain slippery in some areas on Friday.

Drivers who may need help on the roads can call the Highway Patrol Helpline at *55 or 800-525-5555.

SEE ALSO: A look inside a snow plow clearing the streets of Lincoln

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