City says they did all they could to clear...

Posted at 7:34 PM, Jan 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-19 20:38:11-05

For almost all of us, Tuesday's snow was no surprise.

"I thought it was going to be warm and sunny like Florida,” said a man visiting from Tampa.

But if you're not from Florida and enjoying the snow, the morning commute may have had you a bit frazzled.

“I'm just glad I got to walk instead of drive in this mess, I hear it's nasty,” said an Old Market resident.

Many Omahans who had to head to and from downtown, say a tough commute is an understatement.

“Pretty slippery drive, slush hour, yeah I’d say it was slush hour for sure,” said a woman visiting from Virginia. 

Others thought the roads were just fine. 

“Road conditions are actually pretty darn good,” said one driver.

Others cut the city some slack.

“The snow is going to come down; there are only so many trucks.  I mean they're trying, but 15 mph on the interstate stinks,” said another driver.

Some drivers thought much more could've been done.

“I definitely think that the Department of Roads should plow these streets a lot better,” said a driver.

The city admits the morning commute was far from perfect.

“Yeah, the commute was a little tough,” said Austin Rowser.

Mother Nature wasn’t making their job easier. 

“For example, if it takes a driver an hour to get through his route and it is snowing an inch an hour, back at the start of his route he has another inch of snow to take care of,” said Rowser.

Austin Rowser, the Street Maintenance Engineer says if you didn't pass a plow on the way to work, it doesn't mean they weren't out, the city did all they could with the resources they had.

"All of our plows are out there plowing snow and spreading salt.  Obviously if cars are stuck in traffic, then our plows are stuck in traffic too,” said Rowser.