Most major snow-related problems in the Omaha area should melt away by this afternoon.
City officials said streets will be mostly clear, and the Omaha Public Power District said it had all storm-related power outages restored by 8 a.m. this morning.
All Omaha streets have been plowed at least once, said Austin Rowser, the city's assistant street maintenance engineer.
Road crews will continue to “touch up” streets with salt and plow until noon today, and possibly longer. Rowser said crews will be widening driving lanes and clearing snow blown into the streets by the wind.
“We're in good shape,” he said.
The city's snow emergency expired at midnight Friday, but that didn't mean streets were back to pre-storm condition. Authorities were still urging caution.
Omaha police saw enough collisions Friday that they again suspended reporting minor property damage accidents. Officers didn't respond unless someone was injured or vehicles were blocking traffic.
Officer James Shade, a police spokesman, said black ice caused many of the minor accidents.
Ice appeared to be a factor in a traffic death east of Council Bluffs, said the Iowa State Patrol.
Duane Allen Oliver, 56, of Glenwood, Iowa, died about 6 a.m. Friday. The State Patrol said Oliver was eastbound on Interstate 80 near Underwood when he lost control and struck a car that had become stuck on a median.
In Omaha, emergency parking regulations cost illegally parked motorists about $26,000.
For the first time, city workers were issuing $50 fines if drivers failed to park on the correct side of the street so snowplows could get through. City workers issued 516 tickets. Normal parking resumed when Mayor Jim Suttle ended the snow emergency.
At the storm's peak, about 41,000 OPPD customers lost power. About 1,000 were still in the dark late Friday. Crews were working around the clock, and the utility said all outages were resolved early today.
Late Friday, OPPD crews were focused on two large jobs — near 250th Street and West Center Road, and along Highway 36 near Valley — repairing damaged power lines.
MidAmerican Energy Co. said power had been restored to all homes and businesses in the Council Bluffs area.
Omaha garbage collection, suspended Thursday because of the storm, will pick up today in the Friday collection area.
World-Herald staff writer Maggie O'Brien contributed to this report.
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