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Masks being offered to truck drivers Wednesday and Thursday

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Posted at 7:35 AM, Apr 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-29 08:36:00-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The Nebraska State Patrol is stepping up to help keep truckers safe during the pandemic.

The state patrol announced on social media that it's distributing 100,000 surgical masks to truckers this week.

Nebraska State Patrol on Twitter

Note to Truck Drivers: @NSP_CarrierEnf and @nebraskatrucker will be distributing 100,000 surgical masks from @fema @DHSgov @FMCSA @CVSA over the next two days at several locations around the state. Find locations and times for distribution here: https://t.co/P02aR7bWos

“Our partners in the trucking industry have done heroic work over the last several weeks to keep American’s grocery store shelves stocked and transport critical supplies all over the country to help in the fight against COVID-19,” said Captain Gerry Krolikowski, Commander of NSP Carrier Enforcement. “Our troopers are proud to be part of this effort to keep those drivers safe.”

They'll be giving them out at several locations today and tomorrow.

The masks were provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Department of Homeland Security as part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

See when and where masks are being offered:

Wednesday, April 29

Melia Hills Rest AreaI-80 MM 431 WB8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Waverly EB ScaleI-80 MM 415 EB
7 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Waverly WB ScaleI-80 MM 415 WB12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
North Platte EB ScaleI-80 MM 180 EB8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
North Platte WB ScaleI-80 MM 181 WB7 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Nebraska City EB/WB ScaleHighway 2 MM 501 EB/WB8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fremont NB/SB ScaleHighway 77/275 MM 123 NB/SB8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Hebron NB/SB ScaleHighway 81 MM 4 NB/SB7 a.m. - 3 p.m.

LocationRoadway / Mile MarkerTime
Goehner Truck Parking AreaI-80 MM 375 WB8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Melia Hills Rest AreaI-80 MM 431 WB8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Waverly EB ScaleI-80 MM 415 EB7 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Wavery WB ScaleI-80 MM 415 WB12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
North Platte EB ScaleI-80 MM 180 EB8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
North Platte WB ScaleI-80 MM 181 WB7 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Nebraska City EB/WB ScaleHighway 2 MM 501 EB/WB8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fremont NB/SB ScaleHighway 77/275 MM 123 NB/SB8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Hebron NB/SB ScaleHighway 81 MM 4 NB/SB7 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Thursday, April 30

LocationRoadway / Mile MarkerTime
Goehner Truck Parking AreaI-80 MM 375 WB8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Melia Hills Rest AreaI-80 MM 431 WB8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Waverly EB ScaleI-80 MM 415 EB7 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Wavery WB ScaleI-80 MM 415 WB12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
North Platte EB ScaleI-80 MM 180 EB8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
North Platte WB ScaleI-80 MM 181 WB7 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Nebraska City EB/WB ScaleHighway 2 MM 501 EB/WB8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fremont NB/SB ScaleHighway 77/275 MM 123 NB/SB8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Hebron NB/SB ScaleHighway 81 MM 4 NB/SB7 a.m. - 3 p.m.