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Pillen, Nebraska agencies urge caution while driving, tending to livestock during winter storm

Courtesy of the Nebraska State Patrol

LINCOLN, Neb. (Nebraska) – Gov. Jim Pillen joins state troops and transportation officials in urging caution as a snowstorm moves through Nebraska.

Several counties in northwest Nebraska will be on winter storm alert by Tuesday night. A winter weather advisory covers much of the rest of the state.

Counties in the far northwest corner of Nebraska could receive up to 12 inches of snow by Wednesday night, according to the National Weather Service.

In light of this, Pillen is working with the Nebraska State Patrol and the Nebraska Department of Transportation to help people prepare for the harsh conditions.

The winter calving season has just begun and the weather could harm the calves should hypothermia occur.

Pillen asks farmers to make sure their herds are ready for the cold.

“It’s impossible to stop mother nature,” she said in a press release. “But as much as possible, producers are advised to prepare as much as possible to protect their herds. Snow and extreme cold can be a dangerous combination, especially for newborn calves.”

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has more information for ranchers on how to protect their livestock in cold conditions.

State officials are reminding drivers to keep an eye on the forecast and check the Nebraska 511 website, as heavy snow and high winds are likely to make travel difficult.

Plows will clear the streets as the snow comes down, and the state patrol will assist anyone who gets stuck.

Soldiers are recommending travelers pack warm clothes, food, water and phone chargers in their vehicle in case they get stranded.

If you get stuck while traveling, you can contact the State Patrol by dialing *55 or 800-525-5555.

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