Web 511 is provided by The Nebraska
Department of Roads (NDOR)
and The Nebraska State Patrol.
Web 511 is NOT maintained by
Nebraska Dept. of Roads. However, comments left on the 511 phone line
will be forwarded to Meridian, the company which does maintain the
site, as well as to NDOR.
What you see when you click
on an area is a forecast for that specific segment of road for the
next several hours, and any observed road conditions data which is
input by our NDOR staff in the field.
Our NDOR field staff input information
throughout the day when necessary. HOWEVER, in times of severe weather,
staff may be dealing with deteriorating road conditions and not be
available to input data for several hours. Please use the weather
report function of 511, and listen to local radio and TV weather info
as you make your travel decisions. Our NDOR staff will input observed
conditions as soon as they are able to do so.
The 511 web map will have a zoomable
map by November of 2002. Coupled with the color coded roads, this
will enhance its usability.
- Construction info that impedes travel is available
by both phone and web. You may also access monthly reports of construction
and detour info from the NDOR Road
Reports & Travel Info Page.
The forecasts and reports found on this
system are based on information compiled from numerous sources. While
every attempt is made to be as accurate as possible, weather predicting
is not a totally accurate science. Conditions can and do change rapidly.
Road Conditions reported by Observer may
be several hours old, because the main duty of the NDOR field staff during
inclement weather is to maintain the roads. They report their observations
when they have time.
DO NOT rely on any of this information
as the sole basis for travel decisions. Before you travel in bad
weather, check several resources to gather as much information as possible
about the weather and road conditions. You and you alone are responsible
for making the final decision to travel during periods of bad weather.
During inclement weather it is advisable
that travel be delayed until highway maintenance activities have been
performed. Always drive at speeds reasonable for the conditions of the