City Tackles Clearing Neighborhood Streets

By: Amaka Ubaka Email
By: Amaka Ubaka Email

Saturday's snowstorm has now turned city roads into slush, but it hasn't stopped city crews from clearing neighborhood streets.

67-year-old Sharon Best lives in Benson and shoveled her driveway right after the snowfall Saturday.

Then the city snow plows came along.

“Everything was perfectly clean and then the snow plows came through last night and filled in my driveway and covered my sidewalk.”

Best says the crews fly down her street so fast, leaving her to do double the work.

She has fibromyalgia and having to shovel snow for hours leaves her with aches and pains for days.

“By the time they're done the other side of the street has maybe four or five inches of snow in their driveway and I have about two feet,” says Best.

“I'm old and tired and I can't always afford to have someone come in and clean my sidewalks.”

Scott Shoemaker who lives in the Field Club area says roads were clear by 10am Saturday morning and the plows have returned multiple times since.

“I heard several plows come by around midnight even as late as one,” says Shoemaker.

“I was surprised because I’d never heard that before.”

Justin Mortenson agrees. He lives in Council Bluffs, but came to Omaha to help family members shovel snow.

He says Omaha handled the snow storm much better than Iowa.

“It was really bad, you didn't see many snow plows at all.”

“When I hit the interstate and came over here, I saw four or five out on the road all the time.”

City crews are hoping to finsh cleanup around noon Monday.

If you do have snow removal concerns you can call the city at 402-444-4919.

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