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Road conditions vary across Omaha metro

Posted at 11:21 AM, Dec 29, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-29 12:21:14-05

Road conditions ranged from snowpacked to just wet Tuesday morning following a winter storm that produced about 4 inches of snow Monday.

Traffic reporter Cami Carlisle saw reports of crashes and delays throughout the Omaha metro. Below are some of the crash reports shared on Twitter (@Omatrafficalert):

  • Accident on southbound JFK at F Street
  • Accident on eastbound Sorensen at 30th Street
  • Accident on westbound Interstate 80, at 96th Street
  • Injury accident on 24th Street, just north of Vinton

Though Omaha city officials canceled a snow emergency Monday afternoon after lower-than-expected snowfall totals, crews kept working to clear main and residential streets.

"We're just continuously going back over our main routes so we're able to pick that up one that plow passes," said Austin Rowser, an Omaha street maintenance engineer.

In Council Bluffs, city officials reminded residents of an even/odd parking ban Tuesday morning. The Council Bluffs Public Works Operations department posted the details on Facebook:

"Public Works Crews are still out plowing streets and will have crews out all day.

The City of Council Bluffs is still in a Mandatory Even/Odd Parking Ban for Snow Removal. This is only for streets with parking on both sides of the street and cul-de-sacs.

Today, parking is allowed on the ODD numbered addressed side of the street only. Tomorrow, Dec. 30th, the parking is allowed on the EVEN numbered addressed side of the street only. The ban will remain in effect until 7 a.m. Dec. 31.

During the even/odd parking ban NO PARKING WILL BE ALLOWED IN CUL-DE-SACS until the snow has been plowed from the cul-de-sac.

During a Snow Even/Odd Parking Ban cars are subject to a fine and/or towing at the owner's expense.
As always we ask that if you go out you drive with extreme caution."

Snow emergency declarations for La Vista and Papillion residents ended Tuesday morning.  Papillion city officials reminded property owners to make sure nearby fire hydrants were also cleared. 

The winter weather conditions put garbage collection crews behind schedule.  Waste Management says crews will finish collecting Monday routes and continue on with regular routes. Because of the holiday, they expect to pick up Friday collection routes on Saturday.

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