Omaha commuter and major secondary routes — those around churches and schools — are all cleared of snow, city officials said today.
In addition, all residential streets have been plowed at least once, said Austin Rowser, assistant street maintenance engineer for the Omaha Public Works Department. He said the department is now making a second pass and focusing on problem areas.
Cul-de-sacs, areas with many parked cars and intersections tend to need a little more focus, Rowser said.
As temperatures rise, the Public Works Department can also begin salting areas. Rowser said salt works on snow and ice only when the temperature hits 15 degrees or above.
Meanwhile, the Interstate system in Omaha was mostly clear for the morning rush, though some minor accidents were reported on entrance and exit ramps.
The Interstate is treated first, before ramps, said Dale Butler, district operations maintenance manager for the Nebraska Department of Roads.
Drivers “should be aware the main ramp might have issues,” he said.
Omaha's snow emergency, which expired at noon today, resulted in 125 tickets being written for illegally parked vehicles.