Snow slowed U.S. Postal Service carriers Thursday, especially in areas where homeowners had not cleared their walks, Omaha Postmaster Keith Reid said. Mail delayed by the storm, including parcels and packages, will go out today, Reid said.
Eppley Airfield remained open and operating throughout the storm, but there were delays and disruptions Thursday, notably canceled Chicago flights. Those connecting through Chicago to other destinations were scrambling to make connections through other cities. “Hopefully the weather will clear out of Chicago and we'll be back to normal (Friday),” said Chris Martin, director of operations at Eppley. “(It) is going to be a very busy day.”
The City of Omaha canceled garbage, yard waste and recyclable material collection Thursday. The city said Thursday's collection area will be collected Friday, and Friday's will be collected Saturday. Put out your trash by 6 a.m.
Metro transit buses ran significantly behind schedule Thursday. “We expect to be back on every route (today),” said Kelly Shadden, Metro director of operations. He cautioned that there could be delays and deviations on some routes. Check Metro's website, ometro.com or call customer service at 402-341-0800.
Omaha police said Friday morning that they were again responding to property damage vehicle accidents. Officers had stopped handling all collisions during the storm so they could focus primarily on accidents that caused injuries, those involving disabled vehicles or vehicles that blocked traffic.
— Christopher Burbach