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Odd/even parking enforcement ends at 8 p.m.; plowing to continue

Mayor Stothert and city engineer give snow cleanup update.
Posted at 2:12 PM, Jan 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-29 09:06:08-05

OMAHA (NEB.) KMTV — Mayor Jean Stothert said cleanup efforts will continue through the weekend but enforcement of the city’s odd/even parking requirement, which is designed to allow plows access, will end at 8 p.m.

People who are not adhering to the policy by parking on the even or odd side of the street, which corresponds to the date, are being ticketed and will continue to be through that time.

Omaha City Engineer Todd Pfitzer said vehicles that have obviously not been moved in the past 48 hours, such as those that are snow-covered since plows have been out, are subject to ticketing as well. That 48-hour rule applies to vehicles year-round he said.

As of midnight, crews had made two passes on area streets and began to handle snow that’s piled in the middle of streets. Operations to clear that and other snow will continue as long as necessary. More snow is possible this weekend so the mayor said it could be a while.

Crews are working 12-hour shifts and are also focusing on “trouble spots” such as hills and other areas that may be extra hazardous.

Trash and recycling collections continue to run behind but the mayor said FCC Environmental crews will be working through the weekend to catch up. She’s hopeful collections will be back on track come Monday.

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