COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (KMTV) — Monday Omaha saw about two inches of snow fall. And across the river in Council Bluffs, seeing almost two and a half. And even farther East in Iowa seeing between three and eight inches.
Pat Miller is the Public Works Operation Director for Council Bluffs. He said when they know snow is coming, crews go into 24 hour shifts to keep the city up and running. "When the snow begins to fall our crews work on emergency routes, which lead to hospitals, schools, shopping centers, things like that and they are also streets that get people out of their residences," said Miller.
Residents 3 News Now spoke with agree the city did a good hob making sure people could get around. "The snow yesterday it was ok and everything, they made sure all the roads were clear, you didn't have to worry about anything, they are gonna make sure that you get to work," said Jasmine Taylor. "The roads aren't too bad, they are melting pretty good, it's just cold and windy," said Charles Miller.
Pat Miller said after the snow ends residential areas are hit next. "Generally we can get through all of our residentials within 24 hours after moving into them after the snow stops," he said.
Then snow continues to get removed all over the city until all roads are clear, which doesn't go unnoticed by residents. "Tt's usually pretty good around here," said Charles Miller. Parts of Eastern Iowa are still under winter storm warnings and advisories until 9 p.m.