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Work Zone Safety Awareness Week, April 8-12

Posted at 2:48 PM, Apr 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-08 15:53:59-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — With National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week kicking off Monday, Omaha leaders are reminding drivers to be careful around those working to patch potholes and repair streets.

The city says the week is an important reminder of Sal Fidone, who died one day after a car hit and killed him while he patched potholes near 144th and U.

People are encouraged to wear orange this week to bring more attention to work zone safety.

The Nebraska State Patrol also shared a promotional video online emphasizing the importance of safe driving through work zones.

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