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  • Wishing You Safe Travels this Holiday

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    SAFE DRIVING:
    Only travel in winter weather when necessary, leave enough time to safely reach your destination and plan your route to avoid snowy/icy areas and steep hills
    Before driving, check weather and road conditions by dialing 511 within Nevada (or 1-877-NV-ROADS outside of Nevada)
    Share your travel itinerary so others know when to expect you
    Remove snow and ice from all vehicle windows, mirrors, lights, turn signals and license plates
    Buckle up
    Turn on headlights to see and be seen
    Turn off cruise control
    Avoid quick starts, stops and fast turns. Accelerate, brake and steer smoothly and gradually
    Reduce speed. Speed limits are based on normal road and weather conditions, not winter road conditions
    Do not slam on brakes. Apply steady pressure on ABS-equipped vehicles and pump the brakes if necessary on non-ABS vehicles
    Always comply with all posted chain requirements
    If your vehicle has snow tires, install and use them between October 1 and April 30
    Keep additional distance from other vehicles
    Watch carefully for snow removal equipment
    Do not pass without good distance and sight clearance
    Use extra caution on bridges, ramps, overpasses and shaded areas- they may freeze first
    Maintain a high fuel level
    If vehicle begins to skid, steer in direction of slide and slowly remove foot from accelerator
    Be aware of black ice
    If parked or stuck in snow, leave window slightly cracked for ventilation and make sure vehicle exhaust system is clear of snow
    Always carry tire chains, especially when traveling in mountain passes or typically snowy areas
    Remember – 4-wheel-drive vehicles cannot necessarily turn or stop any better than 2-wheel-drive vehicles
    CARRY WITH YOU:

    Tire chains / tow strap
    Flashlight
    Spare batteries
    Ice scraper
    Cell phone for emergency communication (do not use while driving)
    Snow shovel
    Flares
    Jumper cables
    Small bag of sand for wheel traction
    Extra winter clothes / coat / gloves / socks
    Blanket or sleeping bag
    Non-perishable foods / water
    First aid supplies / prescription medication
    Battery-operated radio
    Candles / matches or lighter
    State map for navigation in event of winter detour
    SNOWPLOW SAFETY:

    Use caution when following, passing or approaching snow removal equipment
    Drive a safe distance behind snowplows. Plows often travel slower than other vehicles to remove snow, apply sand and liquid anti-icers and assist stranded vehicles
    Before attempting to pass snow removal equipment, check direction of snow discharge to avoid snow and debris thrown from equipment. Remember that plows are wider than most vehicles and portions of the plow and blade may be obscured by blowing snow
    Don’t crowd the plow. Only pass snow removal vehicles when a safe, legal passing area is available and adequately clear of snow and/or treated with salt and sand
    Don’t travel beside a snowplow. They can shift sideways after hitting snow packs or drifts
    When a plow approaches you, allow the plow room to operate by reducing speed and moving to the right side of the road if there is room to safely do so
    Do not brake with unnecessary sudden movements when in front of a snowplow - plows cannot stop as quickly as an automobile
    Don’t drive through white out conditions caused by swirling snow around a snowplow. Safely pull to the side or slow to allow visibility to improve
    Remember that a snowplow operator’s field of vision is restricted. You may see them, but they may not see you Show less
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  • NDOT News Play all

    The Nevada Department of Transportation proudly supports the state’s economic, environmental and social needs by planning, building and maintaining one of the nation’s highest-ranked bridge systems, and over 5,400 miles of state roadway named some of the nation’s smoothest.

    Here, you will find the latest information on how the Department is building roads to the future.
    • NDOT News: A Look at the Tow Plow - Duration: 44 seconds.

      • 2 weeks ago
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      Winter Driving Tips:

      Only travel in winter weather when necessary, leave enough time to safely reach your destination and plan your route to avoid snowy/icy areas and steep hills
      Before driving, c...
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    • NDOT News: A look at Sponsor-a-Highway Program - Duration: 118 seconds.

      • 2 weeks ago
      • 85 views
      Private companies may sponsor rest areas and
      visitor centers either by giving monetary support or
      for providing the maintenance of the facilities
      themselves.

      In return the private company may iden...
    • NDOT News: A Look at SR 28 Shared Use Path, Fall 2016 - Duration: 4 minutes, 38 seconds.

      • 3 weeks ago
      • 111 views
      Nevada’s State Route 28 runs parallel to the pristine and beautiful Lake Tahoe shoreline near Incline Village. This two lane, mountainside road is also the only access route for the more than one ...
    • NDOT News: Centennial Bowl from the sky - Duration: 47 seconds.

      • 3 weeks ago
      • 180 views
      U.S. 95 / 215 Northern Beltway “Centennial Bowl” interchange
      NDOT is building the $47 million U.S. 95 / 215 Beltway interchange, or “Centennial Bowl,” in northwest Las Vegas. Las Vegas Paving is th...
    • NDOT News: Project Neon Update, November 2016 - Duration: 2 minutes, 52 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 281 views
      NDOT recently undertook 24-hour-a-day, 7-day-a-week closures of the Interstate 15 south and northbound ramps to U.S. Highway 95 northbound. The I 15 north and southbound ramps to Martin Luther King...
    • NDOT News: USA Parkway, 10.10.16 - Duration: 116 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 265 views
      The USA Parkway was originally a privately built, six-mile-long road connecting Interstate 80 to the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center east of Sparks. The Nevada Department of Transportation will extend...
    • NDOT News: Regional Winter Training, Fall 2016 - Duration: 87 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 107 views
      The 2016 Northern Nevada Regional Snow Workshop was held October 19-20, 2016 at the Regional Public Safety Training Center in Reno. Representatives from the City of Reno, City of Sparks, Washoe Cou...
    • NDOT News: Centennial Bowl Update, Fall 2016 - Duration: 3 minutes, 4 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 407 views
      The northbound 95 to eastbound Beltway ramp opened May 27th. A new 1-mile-long southbound 95 collector-distributor road debuted June 6 between Centennial Center Boulevard and Rancho Drive, creating...
    • NDOT News: SR 28 Box Culvert Installation, October 2016 - Duration: 24 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 110 views
      This video is about SR 28 FB 10.07.16
    • NDOT News: A Look at Hydro Seeding at USA Parkway, Fall 2016 - Duration: 62 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 106 views
      Hydro-seeding is when seed is combined with water and then sprayed on to the slope with a truck. The Ames team in collaboration with NDOT analyzed the existing plants that grow along this corridor....
    • NDOT News: Pedestrian Safety Improvements Statewide, Fall 2016 - Duration: 100 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 114 views
      RENO:

      Northern Nevada Ped projects
      North Virginia Street, Kietzke Lane and Sun Valley Boulevard will receive pedestrian safety enhancements, including:

      Pedestrian-activated flashing beacons will ...
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