NHP urges not to call 911 for road conditions

Nevada Highway Patrol (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
NHP dispatchers have recently come to 911 calls from drivers who want to know about road closures. The agency has a website to specifically address inquiries. Nevada Highway Patrol (NHP) officials have a message for drivers traveling in the region: “Do not call 911 for road conditions.”
As stated in a Nevada Department of Public Safety press release, Private Jason Buratczuk recently said that the Nevada Highway Patrol Dispatch Center has been inundated with phone calls to 911 and * NHP regarding the shutdown and road conditions.
“It is specifically in the border areas of Stateline, Primm and California,” said Buratczuk. “In a 24 hour period, our dispatchers handle more than 800 service calls daily. We need our phone lines to be kept clear for real emergencies. At this time there are no road closures or travel restrictions. Motorists should only dial 911 for emergencies and use the * NHP number to request assistance or to report an emergency. ”
Motorists, Buratczuk said, can receive live, up-to-date travel information on the Nevada Department of Transportation website, NVroads.com, Twitter @nevadadot, or log on to the Nevada Highway Patrol Twitter page @NHPSouthernComm.
Contact reporter Selwyn Harris at sharris@pvtimes.com. On Twitter: @pvtimes

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