Heineman said Wednesday that the first large storm of the season raises more concerns than usual, because many Nebraska motorists haven't driven in winter conditions in nearly a year.
The governor encouraged drivers to keep an eye on weather reports through the media and a state website that monitors road conditions, www.511.nebraska.gov/ . They can also dial 511.
Forecasters are predicting windy, white-out conditions and 5 to 10 inches of snow in southeast Nebraska, starting Wednesday evening. The affected area includes Lincoln and Omaha.
Nebraska Department of Roads Director Randy Peters says the state is ready to deploy 650 snows plows statewide and six new tow plows in the Omaha area.