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Heavy snowfall overnight calls for late-weekend cleanup

Posted at 10:12 PM, Feb 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-17 23:19:10-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — It's easy to find giant piles of snow across the city after overnight snow. It didn't take long for the weather to impact Omaha.

Shovels and ice scrapers were the soundtrack for Sunday, heard in almost every neighborhood.

"Lots of shoveling and snow-blowing." homeowner Jane Robbins said. "Living in the Midwest, you think you would get used to it."

Robbins and her neighbors near 108th and Q Streets are clearing out nearly eight inches of snow that blanketed Omaha. One of Robbins' neighbors is getting his first taste of winter.

"I moved from Arizona, this was a bit of a change for me," neighbor Dallin Christensen said. "Learning how to drive in the snow was pretty interesting. We don't have any four-wheel-drive vehicles so that makes getting up hills interesting."

It's been easy getting downhill for children at Memorial Park, who can't get enough of what this winter has to offer.

"It's been really fun, we've had a lot of good sledding," Luke Miller said.

"I love snow days, it could have been better if it happened on a school day," Jordan Haase said.

So much snow fell that Metro Community College nursing graduates missed out on a pinning ceremony Sunday night after school was canceled. Some families flew in from other parts of the country.

The school rescheduled the graduation ceremony for next Sunday at 1 p.m.

As for road conditions, Mayor Jean Stothert tweeted that about 175 extra trucks are under contract to take care of neighborhood roads. They have about 18 hours to get the job done, which is the case whenever 4-8 inches of snow fall on the city.