Omaha Subway prepares for Tuesday winter storm

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – Snow plow crews were out all day Monday ahead of the upcoming winter weather forecast for Tuesday preparing the streets of Omaha.

Omaha City engineer Todd Pfitzer said in a mayor’s office statement that the brine is expected to last through midnight Monday.

“We already have a lot of salt on the road and in many areas, which should help us achieve our goal of keeping the snow from sticking,” he said.

Crews are up and running around the clock, including any construction teams called up, while contractors remain on call, Pfitzer said.

“We have our fleet maintenance workshop in operation around the clock until further notice, so that the plows run if something breaks,” he said.

Before the storm, several municipalities in the area reported snow emergencies on Tuesday, including La Vista, Tal, Gretna, Bennington, Yutan, Arlington; and Carter Lake, Iowa.

On Monday evening, the Nebraska State Patrol reported that the storm had penetrated the western part of the state. Nebraska Department of Transportation cameras showed snow was falling in Ogalala around 6 p.m.

The snow begins in the southern part of the panhandle, including I-80.

If you’re traveling tonight or tomorrow, check for road conditions and keep up to date with the forecast as the storm moves through Nebraska.

Call * 55 if you need help.

– Nebraska State Patrol (@NEStatePatrol) December 28, 2020

Information To Know Before The Snow: @ Nebraska511 Road Conditions –[email protected] Plow Tracker –[email protected] #HighwayHelpline – Call * 55.

Follow the local media or @NWS for updated forecasts. # KnowBeforeYouGo

– Nebraska State Patrol (@NEStatePatrol) December 28, 2020

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