OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Roadways are being impacted by freezing rain. First responders urge caution if traveling in the Metro as they deal with wrecks across the area.
Here's a look at what people are dealing with:
I-80 westbound into Omaha is backed up due to several accidents and overturned vehicles. Plan extra time to get to your destination!— Council Bluffs PD (@councilbluffspd) December 13, 2019
Here is just one example of the road conditions in town! Please use extreme caution if you need to be on the roads this morning, or wait until conditions improve. We currently have several accidents being worked in the city. Also, slow down and move over for emergency vehicles. pic.twitter.com/wMySkr3moJ— Council Bluffs PD (@councilbluffspd) December 13, 2019
I-80 EB: Right lane blocked from Exit 129 - Northwest 86th Street to Exit 131 - IA 28; Merle Hay Road (Urbandale). https://t.co/vfEEoKuwvX— Statewide Iowa 511 (@statewideia511) December 13, 2019
Yikes! Take it slow out there folks. The sun may be coming out but it could still be a little bit before the ice melts. https://t.co/3XvJX83EPT— NWS Omaha (@NWSOmaha) December 13, 2019
We have about 130 trucks out now (12-13-19 @ 9:30 am). Many are putting down solid rock salt or brine to help keep ice/freezing rain from sticking to the roads. Please use caution, buckle up, slow down, and leave space between vehicles. Check https://t.co/2XHJbG5B9b for updates. pic.twitter.com/jQ9reTWeVo— Iowa DOT (@iowadot) December 13, 2019
3 News Now Meteorologist Audra Moore says conditions should improve as the sun beats down on the ice.