Trash and recycling collection was suspended Wednesday afternoon in Omaha because of the snowy weather. Collections will be delayed one day.
Residents whose garbage and recyclables usually are picked up on Wednesdays will have it collected on Thursday. Thursday’s collections will be delayed until Friday, and Friday’s will be delayed until Saturday.
The City of Omaha’s Public Works Department asks residents to make sure trash and recycling is visible and not snow-covered. Also, recycling items should be dry.
“Wet materials can be considered contaminated and not recyclable,” the department said in a press release.
1975 blizzard cripples Omaha, suffocates the Midwest
Abandoned cars and trucks litter 72nd Street after the storm.
Motorists abandon their cars in search of shelter on 72nd Street during the blizzard on Jan. 10, 1975.
Holly Rothschild and Lisa Stastney, both 12, tunnel through the snow on Jan. 13, 1975. The girls lived near 116th and Dodge Streets.
Cars got stuck at 72nd and Pacific Streets, and motorists stumbled through whiteout conditions in search of shelter during the storm on Jan. 10, 1975.
Snow falls at 7:30 a.m. on Jan. 10, 1975 at 14th Street and Capitol Avenue.
People were snowbound everywhere during the January 1975 blizzard in Omaha. This is the lobby of the Omaha Hilton Hotel after the blizzard.
A striped flag warns snowplows of this buried car on Pacific Street.
Looking north on 72nd Street after the storm.
Pacific Street is covered in snow on Jan. 11, 1975, the day after the storm.
Gary Lowman, manpower coordinator of the Postal Service, sorts through the overflow of about 20,000 pounds of mail on Jan. 12, 1975. Service had been delayed due to the blizzard and postal trucks were still stranded on the streets, many of which had mail in them.
Motorists abandon their cars and trucks in search of shelter on 72nd Street during the blizzard on Jan. 10, 1975.
These vehicles were stalled on 72nd Street, south of Dodge. Domenico's Restaurant survived the blizzard, but was destroyed in the tornado in May, just a few months later.
Abandoned cars and a truck are seen on L Street at 88th on Jan. 12, 1975.
World-Herald paper carrier Gail Rickert of Omaha found a way to deliver papers in the storm
The blizzard of 1975 started on January 10 and continued throughout the weekend, as seen here looking west on Williams Street from 12th Street.
Jerry Bowen, 13, digs his parent's car out of the snow next to a 10 foot pile deposited in from parking lot at 16th and Cuming Streets on Jan. 13, 1975.
Highway 36 northwest of Omaha is covered in snow following the 1975 blizzard.
Firemen, using a National Guard vehicle, take an elderly Omaha woman to St. Joseph Hospital on Jan. 12, 1975.
Snow is possible throughout the day Thursday, and any snow left on streets and sidewalks Thursday night will likely freeze by Friday morning because temperatures are forecast to drop well below freezing.
The moisture-laden storm dumped more than a foot of snow across the north-central part of the state and sent drivers careening out of control on icy stretches along much of Interstate 80 and elsewhere Sunday.