Major Snowstorm Keeps NSP Busy Monday

      Nebraska State Troopers responded to more than 300 weather-related incidents Monday as record-breaking snowfall greatly affected travel throughout much of Nebraska.

As of 9:00 p.m. CT, troopers had performed 313 motorist assists and responded to 28 crashes. 

       Nebraska Dept of Transportation plow crews had a tough day as 5 plows were struck by other vehicles at different times of the day. None of the crashes involved injuries and all but 1 of the plows were able to return to service and continue their work.

      Another crash a little before 4:00 PM forced the closure of eastbound Interstate 80 near Lexington for approximately 3 hours. A westbound pickup lost control, crossed the median, and struck an eastbound SUV. 

        Eastbound traffic then slowed, but a chain-reaction crash occurred, involving several vehicles. Six people were transported to the hospital in Lexington, all with non-life-threatening injuries.