Audio captures police response snowy traffic

Posted at 11:52 AM, Jan 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-21 12:52:58-05

MeanStreetsOma, an anonymous Twitter user who has grown popular while tweeting Omaha's police activity, posted audio of officers responding to the traffic issue at 90th and Dodge on Tuesday.

At about 10:30 a.m., an officer radioed in the request:

"Can you get ahold of streets? I'm sure there are numerous requests, but westbound on Dodge Street, approaching 90th Street, I got numerous cars stuck."

Police continue to talk about the need for snow plows in the area.

KMTV Action 3 News arrived at the intersection for a live report in the Midday newscast, which was also streamed on

SEE ALSO: VIDEO: Drivers struggle amid snow at busy Omaha intersection

Our cameras were rolling when snow plows arrived and started work in the eastbound lanes of Dodge Street around 1 p.m.

Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert questioned the decision to close the section of road.  But the Omaha Police Officers Association president, John Wells said the officer on the scene took the best course of action.

SEE ALSO: Omaha Mayor, Police Union at odds over snow response