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Winter hinders drivers Monday evening

Posted at 10:27 PM, Feb 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-11 23:28:30-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Slow and steady. Drivers on Interstate 80 saw some of the worst driving conditions Monday afternoon.

Early on, Omaha police and a tow truck pulled a driver out of a ditch after sliding off the on-ramp from 60th street on to west bound I-80.

Some drivers have had it with mother nature this season.

"I'm thinking I'm going to have to move to Arizona or something," one driver said.

After passing more advisories for slower speeds and an icy Missouri river, two drivers on I-29 slid off the road. Visibility was low heading into the evening, but drivers noticed improving roads.

"It started out really slick, but it's getting better now that trucks are on the road," one driver said. "I'm worrying about school traffic. I have a 16-year-old heading home. I told her to be extra careful."

Drivers had to be extra careful near 73rd and Blondo Streets. Omaha police were called to help a car that slid into a fence. Meanwhile, just behind them, cars were unable to get up the hill.

Cops eventually helped not one--but two cars to get past Blondo Plaza.

As crews maintain bigger streets--many residential streets are still covered with ice and snow.