- User Information
Make Safe Travel Decisions
Nebraska Department of Roads provides numerous resources to
You, and you alone are responsible for making the
final decision to travel during inclement weather.
The Nebraska Department of
Roads is NOT responsible for the travel decisions YOU make,
or for situations that occur as
a result of your travel decisions.
What is 511 - ATIS?
Advanced Traveler Information
System (ATIS) is now the national acronym that is used in
conjunction with 511
are colored on the map?
Only the roads supervised by
NDOR are colored when that feature is activated.
How do I Zoom?
You may Zoom in three ways on the
new 511 Page:
Use the Drop Down menu at the top
of the left sidebar. Select what general area you want to view.
Use the slider controls at the
top left of the map.
Double click an area with your
Why do some cameras have a red X on them?
NDOR is in the process of moving our cameras to new,
more efficient servers. Some of the cameras will show up with
the red X during this time. If a camera is offline for other
reasons, our staff will check it out and try to get it back up
and working again as soon as possible.
Why do some of the
message boards that are "active", (bright yellow in color)
show only a series of dots on them, and no text?
Message boards that are yellow in
color may only show dots to indicate they are "on" and ready to
receive messages, if needed. Sometimes boards are left on in
anticipation of being used later in the day. It is often more
efficient than powering them on and off, and on and off. You may
hover over an active message board to see the message, or you
may click on it.
Is the page enabled for
At this time the Map base is not. However,
the 511 Phone system is always available to find out about
highways. Call 511 or 800-906-9069 and follow the prompts.
Also, we do have a Mobile page
that has quick links to current weather and radar, as well as
some highway cams across the State. It also includes "Click to
Talk" option for 511 phone. More cameras will be added.
What are the "RWIS" icons
for, and when will they be active?
Information System. They are remote sensors that indicate a
variety of weather related data at various locations around the
State. Our RWIS sensors are scheduled to be on-line
sometime in 2011. There are also a number of others sensors maintained by
other entities across the State. You may view those now via our
Weather page - 2nd Column, 4th Item, or click the link below:
Does the Map show Weather as a
Not at this time. However a Weather Link is provided at
the top of the 511 page. That takes you to a page with a variety
of good links. Always use several resources to check weather as
you make your travel plans.
Ask a Question/Report a Concern
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, conditions can and do change rapidly.
Road Conditions reported by an Observer
may be several hours old because the main duty of NDOR field staff
during inclement weather is to maintain the roads. They report their observations
when they have time. If highways are closed by law enforcement officials
and no NDOR staff members are notified, the information may not be on
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
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.
511 by Phone
& by Web
Web 511 and Phone 511 are provided
as a service to assist travelers. They are not intended to be the
sole basis of travel decisions. Nor is the accuracy of the information
Comments left on the 511 Phone
line will be forwarded to NDOR within 24-48 hours. Comments left via
the 511 Web page are forwarded to the appropriate NDOR staff. If you have an emergency
situation or see a highway hazard that you feel needs immediate attention,
do NOT leave a phone message or e-mail. Contact appropriate law enforcement/emergency
What you hear on 511 Phone when
you select an area is a forecast for that specific segment of road
for the next several hours, and any observed road conditions which
are input by our NDOR staff in the field. The 511 Web option shows
the observed road conditions only, with a link to Weather info from
various sources at the top of the page
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/or 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.
- Construction info that impedes travel is
available by both phone and web. You may also access monthly reports of
construction and detour info from NDOR Road
Reports & Travel Info Page.
- The Department of Roads
uses links to other web sites to assist users in locating information
on topics that might be of interest to them. We try to select our
links carefully, but the Department cannot attest
to the accuracy of information provided by linked sites.
- In addition, links may be
created by NDOR for informational purposes where the linked external
website will provide useful and valuable information to visitors to this
- Use of an outside link does
not constitute an endorsement by the Department or any of its employees
of the the sponsors of the site or the products or views presented on the site.
(If you feel that the content of an outside link is inappropriate -
please contact the
- Since this site contains
links to sites that are not maintained or under the control of the State
of Nebraska. As such, technical problems with outside links, other than a link
that has been removed or changed, should be reported to the entity that
maintains the site, not NDOR (Nebraska Department of Roads)
- NDOR, at its sole
discretion, will determine whether the external website meets the
purpose of this web portal or for the specified informational purposes.
Links to external websites and pages may be removed or replaced at the
sole discretion of NDOR, at any time without notice.
- Please contact the
with your suggestions for appropriate additional links.