The Good and Bad of a New Year’s Snowfall


While it's a headache for most of us, the snow was good news for local snow removal companies. WOWT 6 News caught up with one driver clearing a parking lot near 78th & West Dodge Road Wednesday. This is only the second major snow event of the season but it was enough to send out the plow blades in force throughout the day.

"A snowfall like this could be 5 or 6 hours, all the way up until 12 hours, it depends on if the snow stops falling or keeps snowing." Reporter asks, "Sure, so the white stuff means green for you guys?" "Oh yeah,” Luke Smedra with L.S. Scapes said.

The snow also left drivers with slick conditions to deal with all across town. At the Dodge Street and Saddle Creek Road interchange was a bit tricky to navigate. Closer to downtown, it was pretty much a ghost town with some cross streets snow-packed. Some who got behind the wheel today said people are still adjusting to winter driving.

"It takes a few times out, they get a little better at it, seems like the first few times... We saw a few people in the ditch." Reporter asks, "Today?" "Yes, off the interstate." Reporter asks, "Take it a little slower?" "Yeah that is all you've got to do is slow it down,” Dennis Wiese of Council Bluffs said.

Midtown Omaha was still a bit of a mess by early evening but drivers were getting around better than when the snow first started falling.


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