City, county crews ready for snow

Posted at 6:27 PM, Mar 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-10 19:27:15-05

Road crews in Omaha already pre-treated some streets and are on standby until the flakes begin to fall.

The city will have more than 100 trucks out with contractors ready on standby in case more than expected snow falls overnight into the early morning hours.

The Nebraska Department of Roads will have 40 trucks out.

Sarpy county will have about 16, laying salt on elevated bridges and busier intersections.

Sarpy County Engineer Dennis Wilson says despite being confident that his crews will keep roads clear, he's ready for accidents.

“Very seldom do we not hear some kind of an accident, either someone sliding off the road or hitting something, but those are generally people who are driving just a little too fast," Wilson said.

While Sarpy County crews are on standby, waiting for the snow to fall, the city of Omaha has already been laying down brine, more than 24 hours ahead of the snow.

Both the Nebraska Department of Roads and Sarpy County are encouraging drivers stay home if they can.