Extra enforcement during Husker Harvest Days

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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. - Husker Harvest Days kicks off Tuesday for its 40th year in Hall County.

And with the three-day event comes extra traffic to the area. Because of this, Nebraska State Patrol will be on hand to provide traffic control and special enforcement from September 12- 14.

Troopers will have an increased presence, working to reduce the potential for serious injury and fatality crashes in the Hall County area surrounding the event. The enforcement will include high visibility patrols, thanks in part to a grant from the Nebraska Department of Transportation – Highway Safety Office.

“With the large number of visitors and equipment we expect again at this year’s event, NSP will be working with local law enforcement to help guide traffic in a safe and efficient manner,” said Captain Jeromy McCoy, Commander – Troop C. “Drivers should always follow traffic safety laws and be alert to their surroundings, which is especially necessary during large events with heavy traffic like Husker Harvest Days.”

In an effort to reduce congestion and expedite traffic flow, troopers will provide traffic control efforts
throughout the three-day event.

Portions of Husker Highway, the road leading to the show, will again be turned into a one-way road at times to allow for better traffic flow.

Motorists are asked to maintain adequate following distance to allow themselves plenty of time to react to changing conditions and to remain alert for law enforcement personnel directing traffic.