The upcoming ice storm could bring with it freezing rain, sleet and snow. Metro Buses have stopped running since 8:00 p.m. Sunday.
— Craig Nigrelli (@CraigNigrelli) January 16, 2017
Omaha Police is on a accident alert. This means they will not be responding to non-injury accidents at this time. They ask those involved in those crashes to move their cars in a safe area and exchange information.
ACCIDENT ALERT! #OPD has suspended response to all property damage crashes. Move cars to safe area & exchange info.
— Ofc. Ryan Miller (@OPDOfcMiller) January 15, 2017
Dangerous travel conditions are likely as much of the area is under a winter weather watch Sunday into Monday.
Eppley Airfield is open and flights are currently arriving and departing. Although the airport is open there have been some airlines that have canceled flights for Monday, January 16th. As of now, airlines have canceled 22 departures and eight arrivals due to the forecasted freezing rain.
Travelers should monitor the weather and continue checking the airlines' websites or contact the respective airline for information regarding the status of specific flights.
To see the complete list of the flight cancelations, click here.
Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert tweeted Sunday afternoon that the city switched from pre-treating with brine to spreading salt. The mayor added that about 135 trucks are covering the city for duration of the storm.
We have switched from pre-treating with brine to spreading salt; appx 135 trucks covering the city for duration of the storm. Be safe.
— Jean Stothert (@Jean_Stothert) January 15, 2017