Digging Out After The Storm

By: Lauren Squires Email
By: Lauren Squires Email

What a difference a day makes. Anything beats last night but plows still have work ahead of them. How much families need to "dig out" depends a lot on their neighborhood.

Less than 24 hours after the storm the smell of burning rubber was a clear reminder that it’s not over yet. Near 66th and Western Adam Jansen was working to clear sidewalks and driveways.

“It started to melt a little bit which made it a bit more heavy,” said Jansen.

He’s been clearing snow since 7 o'clock Thursday morning.

“The streets eastbound on 90th looked great all day long. I haven't seen a bad street eastbound on 90th,” said Jansen.

Past 90th, to 132nd and Harrison, Richard Hansen was clearing his driveway.

“I kept hoping maybe it wouldn't get here but it did,” said Hansen.

He works for the US Post Office and had to be up early to travel to work.

“It wasn't as bad as i thought it would be because the wind kind of went down. It wasn't too bad a of a day and the temperature wasn't too bad,” said Hansen.

One thing many people were talking about, some even complaining, were the plows that closed some people into their driveways. By night fall, the snow on the side of the road had turned into big chunks of ice.

Still, Hansen was happy with the rapid response of road crews in Omaha.

“They were already here by 6:30 this morning, so they did a good job getting it cleared,” said Hansen.

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